A finely decorated page from a Medieval bible highlighted with opulent liquid gold, blue and red pigments. The leaf features two columns of 44 lines of text, written in a popular Medieval and Renaissance gothic book-hand script, known as ‘letter bâtarde’. This particular leaf has one capitalised and enlarged initial, a large ‘A’ that extends down the left hand column, highlighting the word Adam.
Date: Circa 13th century Condition: Extremely Fine.
The beginning of the page refers to the Generations of Adam, a concept found in the Genesis 5:1, stating Adam’s line of descent going through Seth. Bible and Books of Hours are the most common surviving type of manuscript, but each copy was unique. As a result, books of this type offer some of the most interesting examples of medieval calligraphy and decorative practice. A rare example of a leaf produced in Britain from the 13th century.
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