London, Victoria and Albert Museum, Inv.-Nr. 138-1866
"Lorscher Evangeliar": Marientafel aus Elfenbein
Hofschule Karls d.Gr., um 800
The "Lorsch Gospels" are today split into two parts. The first with prologues, canon tables and the gospels of St. Matthew and St. Mark is held in Alba Iulia, Biblioteca Documentară Batthyáneum, Ms R II 1. The second part with gospels of St. Luke and St. John as well as the Comes is kept in the Vatican, BAV, Pal. lat. 50 The ivory panels depicting scenes from the life of Mary originally decorated the front cover of the manuscript. The panels depicting scenes from the life of Christ were formerly attached to the back cover and are today held together with the Vatican text part under the same shelfmark Pal. lat. 50.