Bible

Record ID: 
268533
Accession number: 
MS M.61a
Title: 
Bible
Created: 
France, ca. 1400.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
Description: 
2 miniatures (cuttings), matted. Vellum ; M. 61a.1 (85 x 78 mm); M. 61a. 2 (85 x80 mm)
Provenance: 
Cuttings originally mounted on the flyleaf of M.61, which was purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Bennett Collection in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Decoration: 1 miniature (M.61a.1) of the Nativity with Joseph seated next to the Virgin in bed, Christ swaddled in a crib next to her faced by ass and ox on the left and praying, kneeling male saint on the right. 1 miniature (M.61a.2) of the Apostle Peter, full face, between two groups of men, three or four of whom appear to be Canons, wearing almuces, one tonsured; the others are civilians.
Artist: workshop of the Virgil Master.
Texts: Text on verso of each cutting indicates they may be from a Bible historiale.
Originally mounted on the flyleaf of M.61, now housed separately.
Revised: 2015

Classification: