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    Page from an Illuminated Thirteenth Century French Bible
    Paris, France.
    Mid-13th century.
    6"x4" leaf, 12-1/2" x 15" frame.
    Opening page from the Book of Psalms in Latin with seven-line historiated initial "B" (Beatus vir). King David is shown playing his harp wearing a crown highlighted with gold leaf. The text is in two columns with rubricated initials and tracery in red and blue ink. During the 13th century Paris, with its famed university, was the most important center in Europe for manuscript illumination. Countless Bibles like this one were produced there for clerics, laity, and students. Gothic script on parchment.


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    March, 2008
    19th Wednesday
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