Item No: mcaw023121
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, an illuminator named after a group of chronicles made for the municipal patrons, known as the échevins, of Rouen.
Christ?s genealogy is represented by His Old Testament ancestors, beginning with Abraham. In this miniature, the genealogy ends with Joseph at the scene of the Nativity.
St. Matthew and the Genealogy of Christ, beginning the Gospel of Matthew
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Master of the Échevinage de Rouen, workshop of - Artist