Item No: mcai080133
Title: Bible historiale
Rare Book Department
These cuttings have been dated to ca. 1400-1405.
This miniature once marked the beginning of the Book of Zechariah in the deluxe illustrated Bible from which it was taken. The Bible historiale was a popular French translation of biblical history, especially among royal and aristocratic patrons. This miniature is one of several cuttings in the Free Library from the same manuscript illuminated by an artist in the workshop of the Virgil Master, a prominent illuminator known for his work in a copy of Virgil's Aeneid and Bucolics now in the Biblioteca Laurenziana in Florence, Italy.
Zechariah prophesying the coming of Christ
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Lewis E M 8:13a-d
Guiart des Moulins - Author
Virgil Master, workshop of - Artist