BIBLE MANUSCRIPT LEAF

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Measurements: Length – 12. 3 cm, width – 8.2 cm

 

Description: A single leaf from a Medieval Bible dating to the Crusader period. The leaf features handwritten text in Latin in two columns, and displays a beuatiful 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. 1225 AD, the date attributed to the leaf, rests between the Fifth and Sixth Crusades.

 

Period: France, circa 1225.

 

Condition: Extremely fine.

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