Bible

Record ID: 
76998
Accession number: 
MS G.64
Title: 
Bible
Created: 
Belgium, possibly Tournai, ca. 1270.
Binding: 
19th century half-calf over marbled papers.
Credit: 
Gift of the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection, 1984.
Description: 
6 leaves (2 columns, 26 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 310 x 98-20-98 mm
Provenance: 
Dukes of Arenberg (ms. 7); purchased in Feb. 1961 from H.P. Kraus, New York 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. of six leaves from a Latin Bible, consisting of prefatory material and Genesis 1:12; written and illuminated in Belgium, possibly Tournai, ca. 1270.
Decoration: 2 historiated initials with marginal extenders.
Other leaves from this manuscript have been traced; 240 leaves are in Manchester (John Rylands Library, ms. 16); 3 leaves are in Brussels (Bibl. Royale de Belgique, ms. II.1339); and 1 leaf is in Cleveland (Cleveland Museum of Art, acc. 52.565)--Cf. Twenty-first report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984-1986.

Script: 
textura.
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: