Auction 112, Lot 759

"[Illuminated Leaf]", Anon.

Subject: Medieval Manuscripts

Period: 1300 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 7 inches
12.2 x 17.8 cm

Fine vellum leaf from a French Bible. In Paris the birth of the Bible as we know it took place around 1200 and for the first time it was bound in a single volume; the order and names of the books were standardized and the text was divided up into numbered chapters. The scribes employed headings at the top of the page (here Numeri) and used blue and red initials to mark the beginning of each chapter. The text of this leaf is written in a very regular hand, in two columns, 46 lines, with pen work in red and blue.


Condition: A

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/28/2005