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Leaf from a Glossed Bible (Pauline Letter with Commentary; Epistle to the Thessalonians)

Accession Number
1986/2.86

Title
Leaf from a Glossed Bible (Pauline Letter with Commentary; Epistle to the Thessalonians)

Artist(s)
French

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1175-1200

Medium & Support
ink, tempera and gold on parchment

Dimensions
13 7/16 in x 9 11/16 in (34.2 cm x 24.6 cm);22 1/16 in x 18 1/16 in (56.04 cm x 45.88 cm);13 7/16 in x 9 11/16 in (34.2 cm x 24.6 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Ann and Leonard Eaton in appreciation for the excellent teaching of Ilene Forsyth and Marvin Eisenberg

Label copy
This page, from a glossed copy of the Epistles (letters) of Paul, contains the commentaries of a Paris theologian, Gilbert de la Porrée, in a smaller script, with the words of the epistle being discussed underlined in red. The style of illumination is transitional, marking the development from late Romanesque to early Gothic around the year 1200. At the bottom of the page, the quire mark (xiiii) and catchword (angelis—the first word of the next page) helped binders to assemble the leaves of the book in the correct order. The linen flaps were added by a modern collector to protect the decoration.

Primary Object Classification
Unbound Work

Primary Object Type
folio

Additional Object Classification(s)
Unbound Work

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
Animals
Bible
calligraphy
decorated initial
leaf

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