Bible Manuscript Leaf

£ 200.00

A single leaf from a Medieval Bible, featuring a handwritten text in Latin in two columns, and displays a beautiful decoration in red and blue pigment. The leaf itself is exceptionally thin. Its miniature size would have lent itself well to being transported around, perhaps used by a crusader or pilgrim.

Date: Circa 13th Century AD
Condition: Extremely fine.


Product Code: MS-10
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The text is a fine example of the popular Medieval and Renaissance gothic book-hand script, known as ‘lettre bâtarde’. The bastard or bastarda script bacame extremely popular in Medieval Europe across the 13th and 14th century. This type of script uses characters written in a cursive form, seeking however an elegance and a composure that make them easily readable.

To discover more about Medieval manuscripts, please visit our relevant blog post: A Brief History of Manuscripts.

Dimensions L 12.3 x W 8.2 cm

Western Europe



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