Item Info

Item No: mca0360790
Additional Title: Bible
Script: Gothic bookhand
Language: Latin
Folio Number: ff. 79v-80r
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial F with the Death of Saul, beginning II Samuel (II Kings)
Notes: The manuscript has been dated to ca. 1260-1280. Several initials have been excised.
Notes: This charming manuscript is a reminder that small-format Bibles were made not only in Paris but in other European intellectual and urban centers as well. This Bible was probably produced in Padua or Venice. Stylistic features such as the greenish flesh tones, strongly delineated facial features, and the occasional modeling and highlighting of the drapery with white identify this anonymous artist as the same one who illuminated other Bibles copied by the Paduan scribe Giovanni da Gaibana.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1466057
Country: Country:Italy
City/Town/Township:Padua or Venice

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1299
Image Dimensions Width: 166 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E 36

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