This early-14th century masterpiece of the Italian miniature is considered to be one of the five most beautiful Bibles in the world

Bible of Pietro Cavallini

Naples (Italy) — 1300–1320

Bible of Pietro Cavallini

Bible of Pietro Cavallini

Naples (Italy) — 1300–1320

  1. Pietro Cavallini (ca. 1250 – ca. 1330) was an Italian painter and mosaic designer of the Roman school

  2. He illuminated a splendid Bible with 100+ miniatures, 167 adorned initials, and 270 calligraphic initials

  3. It was a commission of Cardinal Landolfo Brancaccio (d.1312), a friend of King Charles II of Naples

Bible of Pietro Cavallini

Civ. A. 72 Civica e A. Ursino Recupero (Catania, Italy)
Alternative Titles:
  • Bibbia di Pietro Cavallini
  • Bibel des Pietro Cavallini

Codicology

Alternative Titles
Bibbia di Pietro Cavallini
Bibel des Pietro Cavallini
Size / Format
880 pages / 39.0 × 26.0 cm
Date
1300–1320
Style
Language
Illustrations
More than 100 miniatures, 167 adorned initials, and 270 calligraphic initials
Content
Old and New Testament; Epistles and Prologues of Saint Jerome
Artist / School
1 available facsimile edition(s) of „Bible of Pietro Cavallini“

La Grande Bibbia di Pietro Cavallini Facsimile

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La Grande Bibbia di Pietro Cavallini Facsimile

1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size)
Publisher
Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana - Treccani – Rome, 2018
Limited Edition
699 copies
Commentary
1 volume by Alessandro Tomei, Enzo Bianco, Carlo Ossola, Rita A. Carbonaro, Gianluca M. Millesoli, and Massimo Bray
Language: Italian
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Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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