Item No: mca0361372
Additional Title: Bible
Rare Book Department
Initial T with Tobit bearing the body of a slain Israelite, beginning the Book of Tobit
The manuscript has been dated to ca. 1260-1280. Several initials have been excised.
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.
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City/Town/Township:Padua or Venice
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Lewis E 36