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Medieval prayer wheel found inside rare Liesborn Gospel

Liesborn_Gospel_Prayer_Wheel

The Liesborn Gospel, containing just the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, has a cover made of carved oak with copper clasps and is thought to have been ordered by an abbess – or female superior – called Berthildis for highborn ladies who entered her convent in Liesborn in Germany. The book is for…