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Latin Bible in Two Volumes

ca. 1250-1280

This two-volume Bible of 683 leaves, with 81 miniatures illustrating scenes of the Creation, is a remarkable example of late 13th-century Parisian Gothic production. The text, with the ruling still visible, is laid out in two columns beneath a title in blue or red ink and embellished with fine coloured filigree and phytomorphic motifs decorated with fantastic animals.

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: APF

Artwork Details

Title: Latin Bible in Two Volumes
Geography: Paris, France
Date: ca. 1250-1280

Medium: two volumes on vellum, 81 miniatures, 683 leaves

Classification: manuscript
Dimensions: 29 x 19 cm (each)
Inventory number: LAD 2013.051.001; LAD 2013.051.002
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