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A Carolingian Cavalryman in the
Gellone Sacramentary
c.790-95, BnF Ms. Lat. 12048, folio 229v, Paris, France



Title : Sacramentarium gelasianum [Sacramentaire gélasien, called 'of Gellone' (Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert)].
Date : 780-800
Type : Manuscript
Language : Latin
Origin : France (Diocese of Meaux or Cambrai ?)
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Latin 12048



Referenced on p.10, Carolingian Cavalryman AD 768-986 by D. Nicolle
One of the earliest realistic illustrations of a fully armoured Carolingian cavalryman is found in this Sacramentary made in France c. 790-95. (Gellone Sacramentary, Bib. Nat., Ms. Lat. 12048, Paris, France)



See also Trier Apocalypse, Carolingian, 8th-9th century. Folio 63, Stadtbib. Cod. 31
8th Century Illustrations of Costume and Soldiers