Library or archive where the manuscript keptEpernay, Bibliothèque Municipale
Catalogue Number (Shelfmark)Ms. 1
Early Carolingian illuminated Gospel book known for an unusual, energetic style of illustration. The book was produced in the ninth century at the Benedictine abbey of Hautvillers, near Reims.
The Gospel book contains a poem to Ebbo (also spelled Ebo), and so is dated within the time he was archbishop, usually to the period c. 816-835 before he was deposed. Ebbo also held Rheims from 840-841 and the Gospel book may have been made for his return. The book produced under the patronage of had a direct influence on Carolingian art and the course of medieval art.
Ebbo Gospels Illustrations