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Obedient Unto Death - 1240 Latin Medieval Bible Manuscript - pen ink religious



Philippians 2:8-4:23 and Colossians 1:1-10. "Obedient Unto Death" (2:8). Pocket sized rubricated and illuminated manuscript, pen and ink. 5.8" x 3.8". Handwritten and illuminated in Paris, 1240. On fine translucent creamy vellum (animal skin, parchment). Full margins. Clean, clear, and sharp handwriting, with 4 scrolling capitals (1 large, magnificently scrolled within) in Red and Blue. Text includes the larger part of Paul's "Hymn to Christ" (Phil 2:5-11), and many famous passages in Chap 3. COA on premium "gold leaf" paper with gold seal and signature. "Origins of the Vulgate Bible" and important verses in English, on an explanatory card. Manuscript and COA and Card set in a small museum-quality Portfolio, trifold, approx 9" x 6.5" folded.


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    Small open tear to inner margin (from the original mounting pins), notes within triangle beneath smudge and another mounting pinhole. Minute pinholes to inner corner and lower margin. Please note that this manuscript is in Latin, per usual.
  • Dimensions
    H 5.8 in. x W 3.8 in.H 14.74 cm x W 9.66 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Albany, OR
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