Cumdach of the Stowe Missal. A cumdach (ˈkuṽdax), or book shrine, is an elaborate ornamented box or case used as a reliquary to enshrine books regarded as relics of the saints who had used them in Early Medieval Ireland.
Manuscript painting and bookbinding: Dionysius the Areopagite, Works Century Constantinople between Binding: Paris, circa 1360 and end of the rebuilt in the century. Offered by the Emperor Manuel II Palaeologus to the abbey of Saint-Denis
MUSIC & THE ART OF THE BOOK - Leather binding, upper cover inscribed and stamped, Armenian inscription of 1695, Isfahan, Venice, San Lazzaro, Library of the Mekhitarist Fathers, MS 1351.Inscribed Upper Cover. Photo Dickran Kouymjian
[Armenian Illuminated Manuscript Four Gospels]. Copied by scribe Barsegh. The colophon is undated and does not give the place. The text, written in bolorgir, may have been copied between the and the centuries