Details from the rear cover of the Lindau Gospels.
Gilt silver, enamel, and jeweled bookcover
[Probably Salzburg, ca. 760–90]
Earlier binding used as lower cover on Lindau Gospels, Abbey of St. Gall, Switzerland, late ninth century
350 x 275 mm
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1901; MS M. 1
A book cover that looks like jewelry. And it’s over a thousand years old! Awesome.
"The best prayer is to rest in the goodness of God, knowing that that goodness can reach down to our lowest depths of need."
Julian of Norwich (via livealittlelovealot11)
Felix Kelly (New Zealand, 1916-1994), The Villa, 1947. Oil on board, 39.3 x 53.3 cm.
Princess Mary Shervashidze-Eristavi in her final years, Paris
Mary retained her charm and grace until her death at age 97. Even in the last years of her life, her room was filled with flowers from known and unknown admirers.