he Guta-Sintram Codex is one of the most valuable manuscripts from Alsace; due to its exceptional Romanesque illumination and content, it ranks as one of the greatest art treasures in Europe. It is a book of requiems, medicines, rules and customs as well as a collection of sermons. The Guta-Sintram Codex is the joint work of the Augustinian canoness Guta von Schwarzenthann and the Augustinian canon Sintram of Marbach. Guta contributed the beautiful script and Sintram the illumination, which is comprised of full page miniatures and countless large and small initials. Their joint work was completed in 1154.
This unique work is now kept at the library of the Grand Séminaire in Strasbourg.
The 326 page work, approximately 270 x 355 mm in size, is a faithful re-creation of the original. The cowhide binding is a faithful rendition of the 17th century binding.
The 240 page commentary volume, with contributions in French and German, is a comprehensive introduction to the spiritual world of The Guta-Sintram Codex. The Facsimile is limited to 980 copies world-wide.
A documentation kit containing 4 sample pages, in the original size, from the Guta-Sintram Codex Fine Art Facsimile Volume, plus an illustrated, information brochure, is available for $US25.
Please note: This facsimile volume is now sold out.
Note: The Documentation Kit mentioned above is now sold out.