France, Paris, 13th Century / Bifolio from a Latin Bible: Ezekiel / c. 1290France, Paris, 13th Century
Bifolio from a Latin Bible: Ezekiel
c. 1290

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Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Name-CRT: France, Paris, 13th Century
Title: Bifolio from a Latin Bible: Ezekiel
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: 1285
Creation End Date: 1295
Creation Date: c. 1290
Creation Place: Paris
Object Type: Books
Classification Term: Manuscript
Materials and Techniques: ink, tempera, and gold on parchment
Dimensions: Sheet: 40.3cm x 53.7cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1959.272
Credit Line: The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund
Context: This bifolium (double leaf) and the single leaf, 1959.271, displayed nearby both derive from the same codex. The spiky ivy leaf tendrils which decorate the margins of these leaves is a particular Parisian convention just emerging at this time. The motif would dominate book illumination in Paris through the early fifteenth century. An additional Parisian hallmark is the alternating blue and red letters of the chapter headings.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1959.272
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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