The Codex Eyckensis and other things seen in Europe

This post is a present for the person who keeps searching ‘Anglo-Saxon Embroidery’.

These are the Maaseik Embroidery (or pieces thereof), the oldest surviving Anglo-Saxon textile remains. I gathered, from the signage in the church as translated for me by my guide, that they were either the work of Sts Harlindis  and Relindis, or were possibly sent *to* them and sewn into a garment. However, the SCA, who have a good description of the embroideries and seem to have read some scholarly work on the topic, are telling me that the embroideries postdate the good saints H&R.  Either way, there are far better photos here.

And that is the Codex Eyckensis, the oldest Codex in the lowlands. It’s pretty. And also really nifty in its hybrid of different decoration styles.

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One Response to “The Codex Eyckensis and other things seen in Europe”

  1. In which Highly tells you about her favourite manuscript « The Naked Philologist Says:

    […] Add. Ms 358 is my favouritest, though, because it’s both very pretty, and yet the kind of thing you only find exciting when you can’t wander into a local church and find the oldest codex in your area just lurking around in a basement. […]


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