Item No: mcaw023291
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.
The Latin inscription in this miniature reads "Ego baptizavi vos aqua" (I have baptized you with water) from Mark 1:8.
St. John the Baptist baptizing and preaching, beginning the Gospel of Mark
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Master of the Échevinage de Rouen, workshop of - Artist