VULGATE BIBLE

In Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment
France (Paris?), c. 1250-1270
141 illuminated initials, including 78 historiated initials

Thirteenth-century pocket Bibles were one of the great achievements of thirteenth-century book-making. This is a luxurious book, with tiny painted initials before all the prologues and biblical books; the workmanship is exquisite throughout, and certainly places the book apart from many of the more everyday examples of Bibles of this type. A very fine example of a manuscript illuminated by a professional artist working in Paris, the most important center for the making of illuminated manuscripts in this period.

TM 921
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