Item Info

Item No: mcai630211
Additional Title: Bible
Script: Gothic bookhand
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front 63:21
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Beginning of 1 Maccabees
Notes: 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.
Notes: 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 book of 1 Maccabees. Both 1 and 2 Maccabees tell of the struggle of the Jews against their Greco-Syrian rulers. The historiated initial E, which begins this book, depicts two warriors in battle.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1600029
Country: Country:Germany

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1399
Image Dimensions Width: 476 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 63:1-31