Item No: mcai630251
Additional Title: Bible
Rare Book Department
Gospel of Matthew
These leaves seem to form a group because of the consistency of the leaf and text measurements and the ruling pattern; leaves are paginated with pencil numbers in the upper left-hand corner of each side of each leaf.
This leaf is from a set of thirty-one leaves that were cut from a single manuscript that once comprised a complete Bible.
This page begins the Gospel of Matthew, who is shown in the historiated initial L with his symbol, the angel, who holds out a scroll that contains the first words of Mathew's text: "liber generationis" (The book of the generation [of Jesus Christ]).
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Lewis E M 63:1-31