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Signs of an Apostle - 1250 Latin Medieval Bible Manuscript - pen ink religious

1250

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Galatians 1:1 and 2 Corinthians 10:5-13:12. "Signs of an Apostle" [2 Cor 10-12]. Pocket sized rubricated and illuminated manuscript, pen and ink. Medium-sized, 7" x 5". Handwritten and illuminated in Paris, 1250, in the manner of the Johannes Grusch Atlier Workshop. On fine translucent creamy vellum (animal skin, parchment), quite clean and sharp. Wide margins. Stunning pen-work and fancy scroll work, with 1 huge and 3 medium initials in Red and Blue, still bright and sharp. Painted serpent-dragon beast with wings within a 7-line initial "P" (for Paul), with an extended 16+2 line beak, and a 4-line preface initial in patterns, in blue, pink, orange, burnished gold (faded), green, gray, yellow, and red. In 2 Corinthians, Paul is keen to defend his apostleship with "signs of the cross." 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.

Details

  • Movement & Style
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    Slightly trimmed upper edge. A few minute pinholes. A few jots/dots at margins. Minor puckering to margins. Please note that this manuscript is in Latin, per usual.
  • Dimensions

    H 7.0 in. x W 5.0 in.

    H 17.78 cm x W 12.7 cm

  • Gallery location
    Albany, OR
  • Reference number
    LU94212888481
  • Seller reference number
    BF1250BS046

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