Vukan's Gospel

Vukan's Gospel (Serbian Cyrillic: Вуканово јеванђеље Serbian Latin: Vukanovo jevanđelje) is a 13th-century Serbian illuminated manuscript (Gospel Book) in Serbian recension of Church Slavonic.[1] It is one of the oldest preserved Serbian medieval books, with more than 189 pages.

Vukan's Gospel
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An folio of the Gospel
Author(s)Monk Simeon

It was produced in Ras,[2] which was the capital of the medieval Principality of Serbia, by the monk Simeon for Prince Vukan, the son of King Stefan Nemanja. It is the oldest aprakos written in Rascian. Miniatures in Vukan's Gospel from the beginning of the 13th century, are representative of the Raška miniature style. They were executed in the spirit of the late Comnenus art, characterized by graphic interpretations. The old monk Symeon left a long note saying that the manuscript had been made for the Great Zupan of the city of Ras, Vukan Nemanjić. It is quite possible that Simeon was the author of the miniatures.

Miniature of the manuscript depicting Jesus Emmanuel
other folio

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Ostromir Gospel and the Manuscript Tradition of the New Testament Tex…". Archived from the original on 10 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Споменици културе у Србији".