MINIATURIST, German
(active early 9th century in Aachen)

Gospels of Saint Médard de Soissons

around 810
Manuscript (Ms. lat. 8850), 362 x 267 mm
Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris

The picture shows St John the Evangelist from folio 180v. The evangelist is seated on a throne in the New Jerusalem. In the book he is holding open we read the Latin of John 3, 16: "that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life".