Bible

Record ID: 
77084
Accession number: 
MS M.178
Title: 
Bible
Created: 
Italy, 1250-1260.
Binding: 
French 18th-century red morocco, gold tooled, lettered: Biblia Sacra.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierponot Morgan (1837-1913), 1902.
Description: 
360 leaves (2 columns, 53 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 150 x 120 mm
Provenance: 
Richard Bennett, (bought May 24, 1895); Catalogue of manuscripts and early printed books from the libraries of William Morris, Richard Bennett, Bertram, fourth Earl of Ashburnham, and other sources, no. 4; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Bennett Collection in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. Bible; written and illuminated in Italy, perhaps in southern Italy, ca. 1250-1260.
Decoration: 42 historiated initials, 8 margins with figures.
Texts: Prologue of Jerome; Bible; Preface to a Commentary on the Apocalypse, by Gilbert de La Poree, in a later hand.

Script: 
very small textura
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: