The Jena Martyrology is a densely illustrated manuscript narrative martyrology, a catalog that recounts the lives and deaths of Christian martyr saints in order of the calendar of feast days. This particular martyrology, produced around 1275 in Thuringia, is in the vernacular Middle German, unusual for a book of its type. Its 366 unframed miniatures were executed a bit later, around 1300. These descriptive pen drawings depict the lives and deaths of the martyrs and are colored with saturated pigments, especially red and blue, and illuminated with gold and silver.
We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Jena Martyrology": Jenaer Martyrologium facsimile edition, published by Belser Verlag, 2021Request Info / Price