Folio Number: ff. 345v-346r
Source: Rare Book Department
This manuscript has been dated to ca. 1250.
Notes: Marginal scenes from the Infancy of Christ
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 are the Annunciation to Zacharias of the birth of John the Baptist, the Annunciation to the Virgin, the Visitation, and the Nativity.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1583863
Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1260
Image Dimensions Width: 171 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E 242
Creator Name: Johannes Grusch workshop - Artist
- Jesus Christ (Biblical figure)
- Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary
- Nativity of Christ
- Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint
- Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint - Visitation
- Magi - Adoration
- Joseph, Saint
- Gabriel (Archangel)
- Elizabeth (Mother of John the Baptist), Saint
- Bible. N.T. Luke
- Zachariah (Father of John the Baptist), Saint