The Crusader Bible thumbnails. 43r · Fol. 43v · Patronage · About the Book · Artists · Inscriptions · Provenance · Technical Analysis of The Crusader Bible. Maciejowski Bible: Commissioned ca. by King Louis IX of France (Saint Louis); illuminated by a number of leading Parisian artists. One of my favourite primary sources for the thirteenth century is a remarkable manuscript known as the Maciejowski Bible (Pierpoint Morgan Library, New York: .

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Tamar mourns in Absalom’s house Maciejowski Bible. A reproduction of that masterpiece was produced in at the direction of John Pierpont Morgan and was given the title ” Old Testament Miniatures vibel.

It ends quite abruptly, which would seem to indicate that there were probably more leaves in it originally. Amnon tricks Tamar into a sexual encounter Maciejowski Bible. These were Latin descriptions, in an Italian script, with bibwl painted Italian initials “first letters” beginning each description.

Recommend this site to a friend It’s visual majesty was crafted by “several” different Parisian artisans whose identities, to this day, are unknown. This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat After that the codex disappears in the darkness of time, only to reappear years later in the library bible the Cardinal Bernhard Maciejowskibishop of Cracow. Mephibosheth kneels before David. Biblia de Maciejowski miniatura h To search for images relating to specific keywords, please visit our Site Search Engine.

Nothing is known about the further destiny of the manuscript. An improved search engine is in the works, which will return specific images rather than just pages.


A single folio is now in the J.

Maciejowski Bible

Joshua takes the submission of the Gibeonites Joshua 9: According to Sir Sydney C. Of all the books commissioned and owned by King Louis, the Crusader’s Bible is without doubt the most extraordinary.

Saul destroys Nahash and the Ammonites I Samuel Views View Edit History. We are happy to listen to your suggestions and improve this page. Folio 3 recto front. Due to publishers’ policies, some prices can’t be displayed online, however we can answer to direct enquiries. It is most famous for its astonishing and vivid illustrations, which were produced by six or seven different medieval artists.

The manuscript was then later precisely when is unknown transported northward to Cracow, Poland. This page was last edited on 3 Mayat The commentary msciejowski provides a transcription of the Latin, Persian and Hebrew texts allowing one to recognise a shift in meaning attributed to certain pictures. Each leaf is approximately 39 x maxiejowski, with an inner picture area approximately 27 x 23 cm.

Goliath sword morgan bible 28v. One of my favourite primary sources for the thirteenth century is a remarkable manuscript known as the Maciejowski Bible Pierpoint Morgan Library, New York: Morgan Bible 10r detail.

The manuscript was transported there as part of a mission to Isfahan, called for by Pope Clement VIII, with the intent of nurturing Shah Abbas’s acceptance of Christians and to secure a cooperative, combined military campaign against the Turks, who were then perceived as a common threat to msciejowski all of Europe. We gratefully acknowledge the intellectual, artistic and creative efforts and achievements of the following participants responsible for the creation and preservation of this masterpiece of historical illumination:.


The Crusader Bible

It is our belief that historical, artistic knowledge of this magnitude does not belong to any one individual, nor to any elite group or peoples; rather, it belongs to every man, woman and child with a thirst for such knowledge. Typical biblical war scenes showing the conquest of the Holy Land depict costumes, armour and weapons of the 13th century in the most minor detail and the beholder has the impression to see the most Christian King of all in action, as a maciejowsmi warrior.

The book consists of miniature paintings of events from the Hebrew bibleset in the scenery macisjowski customs of thirteenth-century France, depicted from a Christian perspective. James – with notes on the arms and armour by Charles John Ffoulkes – The book consists of paintings of events from Hebrew scripturegiven a setting in the customs and costumes of thirteenth-century France, and concentrating on stories of kings, especially David.

The commentary volume to the facsimile edition makes both the various artistic aspects and the history of the manuscript accessible to the reader.

The answer may lie with the Shah. Illuminated Bible manuscripts 13th-century illuminated manuscripts from France Illuminated Gothic manuscripts Pierpont Morgan Library manuscripts Illuminated manuscripts by name. More informally, you can also find out a bit more about the Bible’s background at this site.