|Country of Location:||
Country of LocationSwitzerland
|Library / Collection:||
Library / CollectionStiftsarchiv (Abtei Pfäfers)
ShelfmarkCod. Fab. 1
Manuscript TitleEvangelistary ("Liber viventium")
CaptionParchment · 91 ff. · 31 x 20.5 cm · Churrätien · first quarter of the 9th century / 9th-14th centuries
Manuscript SummaryThe Liber viventium Fabariensis is likely the most important surviving work of Rhaetish book art. This manuscript was originally designed as an Evangelistary and richly adorned with initials, frames for canonical tables and full-page illustrations of the symbols of the four evangelists. Starting in 830 the names of monks who joined the monastic community were listed in the empty canonical table frames, together with living and deceased benefactors of the abbey. In addition to its function as evangelistary, memorial and record of the monastic brotherhood, the Liber viventium was later also used to preserve the historial records and treasure catalog of Pfäfers Abbey. Because of the legal importance of the Liber viventium up to modern times, the volume is housed in the archival collection of Pfäfers Abbey.
Standard descriptionJurot Romain (unter Mitarbeit von Rudolf Gamper), Katalog der Handschriften der Abtei Pfäfers im Stiftsarchiv St. Gallen, Dietikon-Zürich 2002 (Studia Fabariensia; 3), S. 81-83.
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-ssg-fab0001 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-ssg-fab0001)
|IIIF Manifest URL:||
IIIF Manifest URLhttps://www.e-codices.ch/metadata/iiif/ssg-fab0001/manifest.json
|How to quote:||
How to quoteSt. Gallen, Stiftsarchiv (Abtei Pfäfers), Cod. Fab. 1: Evangelistary ("Liber viventium") (https://www.e-codices.ch/en/list/one/ssg/fab0001).
Century9th century, 10th century, 11th century, 12th century, 13th century, 14th century
DecorationFigurative, Full Page, Fully Painted, Initial, Ornamental
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