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2011.4247
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Description

Friar's illuminated bible, 13th century, vellum. Each page contains two columns of text, each column has 48 lines. Written in black ink with capital letters and decorations in red and blue ink.

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Notes

Alan Cole
13th century Friar's illuminated Bible Leaf, on vellum. Leaf is from a Friar's small portable Bible. 12 Lines of Latin script per inch in 2 columns of 48 lines ruled in plummet. Written on very fine vellum in dark brown ink in an extremely small & elegant Gothic book hand. Headings & capitals touched in red; running titles, chapter number and 2-3 line tall initials alternate in red and blue. A small catchword appears between the two columns near the bottom of the leaf. Verso, 2-line alternating capital initials in red and blue penwork designs that fill the margins between the text columns and inner margin. Recto, contains all of these features and a very large 26-line capital in blue penwork with red floral highlighting.
This leaf contains the opening of the Gospel of Mark 1-3. The text includes: Jesus calls disciples and heals many; forgiveness of sins, call of Levi; Lord of the Sabbath, Jesus appoints the twelve.
From the collection of Herbert Fleichhaker (1872-1957), San Francisco (banker and philanthropist), He bought this in Venice in 1929. Leaf size: approx 167 x 112 mm.

Language

Latin

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Collection

Mediaeval Manuscripts

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Object Type

Leaf

Category

Leaf

Materials

vellum

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