Bible

Record ID: 
144004
Accession number: 
MS M.464-465
Title: 
Bible
Created: 
Central Italy, 1100-1125.
Binding: 
Formerly in three volumes, bound in limp vellum; rebound into two volumes of 87 and 90 leaves by Marguerite Duprez Lahey in 1953.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), 1910 and 1911.
Description: 
2 v. (87, 90 leaves) (2 columns, 58 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 560 x 380 mm.
Provenance: 
One volume purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Alexandre Imbert in 1910; two volumes purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Alexandre Imbert in 1911; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. Bible; written and decorated in central Italy, first quarter of the 12th century.
Lacks Genesis to Psalms, Job to Malachi, and all after Galatians.
Decoration: 13 large decorated initials and on fol. 75r, in margin, arms in pen and ink: five fesses ... on a border of ..., eleven besants; another shield lightly sketched at the lower margin of fol. 77r (M.464); 4 decorated canon tables (fols. 2v, 3r, 3v, 4r) and 27 large decorated initials (M.465).
Before the 1953 rebinding, the three volumes may have been divided as follows: vol. 1, purchased in 1910 -- fol. 72r-87v of what is now M.464 and fol. 5r-42v of what is now M.465; vol. 2, purchased in 1911 -- fol. 1r-71v without the blank fol. of what is now M.464; vol. 3, purchased in 1911 -- fol. 1r-4v and 43r-90r of what is now M.465--Cf PML files.

Script: 
minuscule
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: