Item Info

Item No: mcai440241
Additional Title: Bible
Script: Proto-Gothic
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial V with the Martyrdom of Isaiah
Notes: This cutting can be dated to ca. 1180.
Notes: This initial begins Isaiah 1:1, "Visio Isaiae, filii Amos, quam vidit super Judam et Jerusalem ..." (The vision of Isaiah the son of Amos, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem). According to medieval legend, Isaiah was martyred by being sawn in half.

This fragment from a twelfth-century Bible was cut up during the Middle Ages and used to bind a later manuscript or early printed book.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1647089
Country: Country:Germany
City/Town/Township:W├╝rzburg ?

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1199
Image Dimensions Width: 256 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 44:24

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