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Fol. 1r, Genesis, with a full-length historiated initial I, showing the Creation and the Crucifixion, all on burnished gold grounds, with diapered pink and blue frames and cusped dragon and foliage extensions at top and bottom, on which are perched a vari
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Fol. 1r, Genesis, with a full-length historiated initial I, showing the Creation and the Crucifixion, all on burnished gold grounds, with diapered pink and blue frames and cusped dragon and foliage extensions at top and bottom, on which are perched a vari, result 1 of 1

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Culture
Southern France, Toulouse(?), 13th century
Title
Fol. 1r, Genesis, with a full-length historiated initial I, showing the Creation and the Crucifixion, all on burnished gold grounds, with diapered pink and blue frames and cusped dragon and foliage extensions at top and bottom, on which are perched a vari
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Work Type
Bound Volume
Date
c. 1275-1300
Material
Bound illuminated manuscript in Latin; brown morocco binding; ink, tempera and gold on vellum; 533 leaves
Measurements
Overall: 35.6 x 24.2 cm (14 x 9 1/2 in.)
Description
Biblical manuscripts were highly prized and important possessions of churches, monasteries, cathedral schools, and universities throughout medieval Europe. The biblical texts were known as the vulgate, the translations made by Saint Jerome in the fourth century from Hebrew and Greek into Latin, which became the definitive and official Latin version of the Roman Church. In the 13th century, the bible was, for the first time, produced as a single volume with an officially sanctioned sequence to its books and chapters as illustrated by this example. The very extensive decoration of this bible is arranged hierarchically to indicate the relative importance of the various texts so that full or almost full-page initials mark the openings of the first prologue, Genesis, and the first Gospel; historiated initials mark the beginning of each book and illuminated initials mark the Prologues.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: MED - Gothic
Department: Medieval Art
John L. Severance Fund
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Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
2008.2.1.a_full.tif
SSID
24626456

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