Ms. gospel book; written and illuminated in France, possibly St. Bertin, or Belgium, at St. Vaast in Arras, late 10th century.
Decoration: 4 full-page Evangelist portraits, 8 decorated incipit pages, 14 illuminated canon tables.
Artist: the Evangelist portraits were executed by an Anglo-Saxon artist who was also responsible for the decoration of London, BL, MS Harley 2904, Harley 2506, Orléans, Bibliothèque Municipale, MS 175, and Boulogne, Bibliothèque Municipale, MS 11; it has been suggested that the remaining decoration was produced at either St. Vaast in Arras, St. Bertin in St. Omer, or even at Corbie.
The illumination of M.827 is unfinished. On fol. 66v Luke's ox is painted in outline only.