Bible

Record ID: 
76984
Accession number: 
MS G.60
Title: 
Bible
Created: 
Italy, probably Palermo, first quarter of the 14th century.
Binding: 
15th-century Italian brown goatskin, blind-tooled, rebacked and repaired, with metal bosses on each cover and 4 metal catches on back cover.
Credit: 
Gift of the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection, 1984.
Description: 
652 leaves (2 columns, 38 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 280 x 200 mm
Provenance: 
Jacques Rosenthal, Munich; C.W. Dyson Perrins (ms. 52); his sale, London, Sotheby's, Nov. 29, 1960, lot 111; purchased there by Maggs Brothers Ltd., London for William S. Glazier (1907-1962), New York; deposited in the Pierpont Morgan Library by the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection in 1963.
Notes: 

Ms. Bible; written and illuminated in Sicily, probably Palermo, during the first quarter of the 14th century.
Decoration: 82 historiated initials, numerous decorated initials.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: