MINIATURIST, German
(active around 800 in Aachen)

The Vienna Coronation Gospels

c. 800
Manuscript (Inv. XIII 18) 324 x 249 mm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Traditionally, the Vienna Coronation Gospels is considered to be the same manuscript that was found in the tomb of Charlemagne when it was opened in the year 1000 by Otto III. The leaves of the manuscript are dyed purple, and the text is written in gold ink.

The picture shows folio 15r with the image of St Matthew.