Item No: mcaw023032
Title: Bible du XIIIe siècle
Rare Book Department
Although this manuscript was produced in the fifteenth century, the text of this Bible is a copy of a thirteenth-century French translation of the Latin Vulgate, marking an early attempt in the Church's history to render the sacred words of the Bible into a language that more people could understand. The manuscript was illuminated by two different artists from the workshop of the Master of the Échevinage de Rouen, an illuminator named after a group of chronicles made for the municipal patrons, known as the échevins, of Rouen.
Psalm 109, which begins, "The Lord said to my Lord sit thou at my right hand," was often illustrated with an image of the three figures of the Trinity.
The Trinity, beginning Psalm 109
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Master of the Échevinage de Rouen, workshop of - Artist