The Treasure Bible of the Middle Ages

The Treasure Bible of the Middle Ages

France — ca. 1250

Luminous Gothic miniatures on a golden background: a magnificently illuminated picture Bible from Northern France concerning the Old Testament and the history of Jacob

  1. The work created between 1200 and 1250 is a fine example of the so-called Channel School in Northern France

  2. It contains 48 full-page miniatures, each representing a single scene from the first two books of the Old Testament

  3. The Gothic miniatures have shiny golden backgrounds in the Byzantine style and captions in French

The Treasure Bible of the Middle Ages

Codicology

Alternative Titles
Schatzbibel des Mittelalters
Size / Format
96 pages / 18.6 × 14.9 cm
Origin
France
Date
ca. 1250
Style
Language
Illustrations
48 full-page miniatures on a bright gold background
Content
Scenes from the Book of Genesis
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