Item Info

Item No: mca2422341
Additional Title: Bible
Script: Gothic bookhand
Language: Latin
Folio Number: f. 234r
Source: Rare Book Department

This manuscript has been dated to ca. 1250.

Notes: Initial U with the Martyrdom of Isaiah, beginning the Book of Isaiah
Notes: The thirteenth century saw the development of small, portable Bibles. Romanesque Bibles had been large-format, grand productions. In order to create an easily carried, single-volume Bible the script became impossibly small. In this example, the scribe wrote about twelve lines to the inch.

Because so much had to be written in a small space, these portable Bibles contain relatively little illustration. In this manuscript, most of the figural imagery is contained in the historiated initials that begin the various books of the Bible. The majority of the illumination was carried out in the Johannes Grusch workshop, a prolific Parisian workshop named after the priest responsible for copying one of its Bibles in 1267.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1583863
Country: Country:France

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1260
Image Dimensions Width: 171 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E 242
Creator Name: Johannes Grusch workshop - Artist

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