Gospel binding from Duboki Potok Monastery
Gilded silver filigree binding of the Gospel from Duboki Potok Monastery with precious stones.
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Gilded silver filigree binding of the Gospel from Duboki Potok Monastery with precious stones. Book block - Žiča edition of the Gospel for every day. Inside the book block, in front of the chapters, are inserted hand-painted miniatures on parchment, namely a flag, a tetramorph, St. Luke, St. Matthew, St. Marko, St. John.
On the front and back cover there are 6 medallions carves on mammoth bone (4 Evangelists, Lord on the throne and Crucifixion).
The Gospel is decorated with precious and semi-precious stones: black onyx, tiger's eye, tourmaline, opal, amazonite, amethyst, turquoise, petersite, tsavorite, tanzanite, rubellite, charoite, malachite, emerald, azurite, rose quartz, lapis lazuli, heliotrope , jasper, agate, sard, sardonyx, carnelian, variscite, fresh water pearls.
On the inner edge of the back page of the fittings, a text is hand-engraved that reads:
+ During the time of H. P. Mr. Mr. Teodosije (Šibalić), bishop of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija,
thanks to the efforts of the abbot of Duboki Potok Monastery, Archimandrite Romilo (Jelić) and the God-pleasing contribution of Mr. Zoran Lemić from Banjaluka, this Holy Gospel was made and decorated by silversmith G.R. Pokimica from Kraljevo, L.G. 2015 +