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Jeweled cover of the Judith of Flanders Gospels
Crosses have been discovered, but crucifixes were rare in all parts of the Christian world during Anglo-Saxon times. They are depicted in some of the manuscripts that proliferate in this exhibition, but the most vivid use is on the cover of the Judith of Flanders Gospels. The text is Anglo-Saxon, from the early 11th century, while the astonishing binding is from Flanders or Germany towards the end of the 11th century.

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