ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT LEAVES Two leaves, from a Bible [Book of Job; Book of Baruch]
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ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT LEAVES Two leaves, from a Bible [Book of Job; Book of Baruch]
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ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT LEAVES
Two leaves, from a Bible [Book of Job; Book of Baruch], each on vellum, 51 lines, double column, written in dark brown ink in small gothic hand, capitals touched in red, running titles in alternate red and blue, LARGE HISTORIATED INITIAL (10-line Job; 8-line Baruch) with flourish, 5-line decorative paragraph mark, some surface rubbing to text of Job leaf, 235 x 158mm., [France, mid-thirteenth century] (2)

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  • The historiated intitials illustrate: Job on his dung heap; Portrait of Baruch as a seated scribe.
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