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Bible

Bible

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Date: [between 1250 and 1300]
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Script: Written in tiny gothic textura by a single scribe.
Good initials for the beginning of each book and prologue, 10- to 4-line, blue or pink, with various shades combined in a single letter, with white highlights, often with prominent floral serifs in blue, pink, red, orange, and yellow, against pink and blue grounds; grounds for body of letter and serifs in opposite colors. Elaborate descenders, ascenders, as serifs, but often with biting dragons. Letters filled with curling floral motifs, often with dragon-head terminals, and biting dragons. The initials on f. 214r (Esther) and f. 220r (Job) are more elaborate than the others. 2-line initials for each chapter, blue or red, with red or blue flourishes. Running headings and chapter numbers in red and blue, with flourishes. Rubrics throughout.
Binding: Nineteenth century. Printed vellum fragment, in large gothic letters, with portion of John 4.
Abstract:
Manuscript on parchment (trimmed).
Physical Description:
ff. i + 265 + i : parchment ; 185 x 118 (122 x 78) mm.
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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Teaching resource: Barbara A. Shailor, Medieval Studies
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Object ID: 10269781
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