At the behest of the Bishop of Oliba: 300+ Catalan miniatures in one of the most splendidly decorated Romanesque Bibles ever created

Rodes Bible

Ripoll and Rodes (Spain)

Rodes Bible

Rodes Bible

Ripoll and Rodes (Spain)

  1. One of two complete surviving codices originating from the scriptorium of the Monastery of Santa Maria de Ripoll

  2. The monk Guifré de Ripoll may have been the “team leader” and illustrated with a sense of movement and dynamism

  3. Realistic depictions of people, animals, musical intruments, and various domestic objects fill the splendid miniatures

Rodes Bible

Alternative Titles:
  • Biblia Sancti Petri Rodensis
  • Bibbia di Sant Pere de Rodes
  • Rodes Bibel
Rodes Bible  – lat. 6 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
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Short Description

This manuscript represents one half of a two-volume Bible created ca. 1202 in the Monastery of Santa Maria de Ripoll. It is a fantastic artifact of Catalonian illumination containing 300+ miniatures altogether created by a team of talented artists lead by the monk Guifré de Ripoll. Some scenes are depicted in primary colors, while others are uncolored and reveal the hand of a skilled yet anonymous master.

Rodes Bible

Stored under the shelf ms. lat. 6 in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the so-called *Rodes Bible * is one of two complete codices, in addition to a fragment, produced by the monks of the Monastery of Santa Maria de Ripoll. This was an important center of Catalonian culture under the direction of the Bishop of Oliba. The Bibles were completed sometime ca. 1020 and contain 300+ miniatures. A groups of artists created these works, considered the most splendidly decorated European Bibles of the 10th and 11th centuries and important artifacts of Catalan miniature. The monk Guifré de Ripoll may have been the “team leader”, and used primary colors and imparted the scenes he illustrated with a sense of movement and dynamism. There is another anonymous artist associated with the work, who can be distinguished by his perfectionism, proportions, parallelism, and symmetry. His realistic schematization of figures both animal and human is surprisingly regular, as is his depiction of musical instruments and domestic objects. None of his scenes are colored, exposing his pen strokes for a glimpse into his creative process.

Codicology

Alternative Titles
Biblia Sancti Petri Rodensis
Bibbia di Sant Pere de Rodes
Rodes Bibel
Language
Illustrations
300 miniatures
Artist / School

1 available facsimile edition(s) of „Rodes Bible “

Les Bíblies de Ripoll
Rodes Bible  – lat. 6 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
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Les Bíblies de Ripoll

1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size)
Publisher
Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vaticanstadt, Vaticanstadt) – Vatican City, 2010
Limited Edition
200 copies
Commentary
1 volume by Anscario M. Mundó
Languages: Catalan, abstracts in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish
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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.
Price Category: €€ (1,000€ - 3,000€)
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