11 June 2007
A GOSPEL BOOK
GREEK, PRINTED IN VENICE IN 1887 BY THE GREEK PRINTERS 'THE PHOENIX'
Applied with silver and gilt decoration in high relief, the obverse displaying the Crucifixion framed by vine scrolls, the spandrels with four Old Testament Prophets, the showing the Resurrection and the Evangelists, the book including five lithographs, one with a roundel representing Christ, the rest with the portraits of the Evangelists and their attributes at the beginning of each gospel
14 1/8 x 10 5/8 in. (36.25 x 27 cm)
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