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The inscription around this sumptuous book case states that it was ordered by George Evinikhidze, secretary of King George XI of Kartli (r. 1703-1709). The case is made of exceptionally pure gold and is so soft that it feels as if it might melt in one's hand. Images of the Crucifixion traditionally decorated the covers of Gospel books. Here, they are executed in fine translucent enamel.

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