Monday, November 24, 2014
Effects of flattening the pages of an early medieval manuscript
I am happy to announce that I now have available digitized slides of the St Chad Gospels from 1956. These slides were taken a few years prior to the St Chad Gospels' pages flattened and the manuscript rebound by Roger Powell in 1962, providing rare information about the effects of such flattening efforts on pigments : https://lichfield.as.uky.edu/st-chad-gospels/historical-image-overlays .
Of particular interests are areas of minimal pigment loss in the left border on the Cross-Carpet page (its left), lower right portion of Luke's robe on his portrait page, and the decoration on the last row of words of Luke's incipit.
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