Saint Gregory with Scribes

late 10th c., Artist: Meister der Wiener Gregorplatte



Saint Gregory with Scribes

The panel depicts Pope Gregory the Great (r. 590 – 604) – to whom the Holy Spirit in the shape of a dove is dictating prayers – and the scribes who copy them. The masterfully carved relief is among the most important works of its kind from the Early and High Middle Ages. It originally adorned the cover of a sacramentary.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer Wien Raum XXXVII

Object data

Object Name

relief; ivory carving


Lorraine (?)


late 10th c.


Meister der Wiener Gregorplatte (tätig vermutlich Ende 10. Jh.)




20,5 cm × 12,5 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer

Inv. No.

Kunstkammer, 8399

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