Item Info

Item No: mca2423282
Additional Title: Bible
Script: Gothic bookhand
Language: Latin
Folio Number: f. 328v
Source: Rare Book Department

This manuscript has been dated to ca. 1250.

Notes: Marginal scenes depicting the journey of the three Magi
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 typically contain relatively little illustration. In this manuscript, however, a slightly later Spanish artist painted in a series of scenes in the lower margins spanning several openings in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. These scenes illustrate the events from Christ's infancy. Here, they include several scenes from the story of the three Magi.
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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