The “Divine Inspiration – The Gospel of Miroslav” exhibition, dedicated to the Gospel of Miroslav (in Serbian, Miroslavovo Evandjelje), the oldest Serbian Cyrillic manuscript printed and painted by Serbian monks in the last quarter of the 12th century, will be officially opened on 20th July at the Golubac Fortress.
The gospel is written on parchment and consists of 181 sheets bound in leather.
The inscription on the last sheet of the Gospel shows that it was commissioned by Duke Miroslav, brother of the Great Prince Stefan Nemanja.
It is believed that the pupil Gligorije (or Grigorije), whose signature is on the last printed sheet, is the scribe or miniaturist of the Gospel.
In 1979, the Gospel of Miroslav was declared a cultural heritage item of great importance and since June 2005, it has been on the UNESCO’s Memory of the World list.
The exhibition includes a facsimile of the Gospel from the 19th, 20th and 21st century, the Gospel pages embroidered by Biljana Ećimović, the screening of the documentary made by Boško Savković called “In the beginning was the Word”, a proof copy of a facsimile from 2019 that has a faithful reproduction of the painting made on sheets of gold, and the selected pages of the Gospel in a frame.
The exhibition will be open every day, except Mondays, from 10 am to 5 pm.
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