Auction 122, Lot 842

"[Bible Leaf]", Anon.

Subject: Medieval Manuscripts

Period: 1250 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

4.7 x 7 inches
11.9 x 17.8 cm

This is a very old 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 and used blue and red initials to mark the beginning of each chapter. The text on this leaf is written in two columns with decorative initials with penwork in red and blue. The name of the book (Job) is in red and blue letters at the top of the page and the number of the chapters are in red and blue in the text.


Condition: A

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $450

Closed on 12/5/2007