Item No: mcai630241
Additional Title: Bible
Rare Book Department
Jerome's prologue to 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 prologue to the Gospel of Matthew. The historiated initial depicts the Evangelist Matthew under the first arch of the letter M. A second figure appears under the second arch. This may represent Jerome, who translated the bible into Latin in the fourth century and who was the author of the prologue shown here.
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Lewis E M 63:1-31