MS M.461, fols. 53v–54r

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Livre des merveilles du monde

France, probably Angers
ca. 1460
281 x 220 mm

Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913) in 1911

MS M.461, fols. 53v–54r


Jerusalem is represented here as a Christian territory, with no trace of Jewish or Muslim presence. The miniature features the river Jordan, a group of pious hermits, and the pool of Bethesda stirred by an angel from heaven.