Detail View: Medieval Document Collection: Parisian Pocket Bible Leaf

Identifier: 
exwsms143_1r
Manuscript Identifier: 
MS 143
Title: 
Parisian Pocket Bible Leaf
Alternative Title: 
MS 143, recto
Incipit: 
duxit vos in manu forti et redemit de domo
Origin Date: 
s. XIII (ca. 1200-1299)
Origin Location: 
Paris, France
Description: 
Thirteenth-century, French leaf from a Parisian pocket bible including a portion of the Latin Vulgate: Deuteronomy 7:8-9:15. This bible leaf of small format is a typical example of a 13th century Parisian manuscript production. In addition to large-scale deluxe manuscripts, books of a hand-held variety were produced from the beginning of the 13th century onwards; owing to the use of extremely thin parchment and a tiny script measuring only a few millimeters (called 'pearl script') they could include the entire Scriptures in a single codex.
Provenance: 
Produced in France, probably in Paris between 1200 and 1250 or possibly later; very early example of a hand-held Bible. "M3452" in the lower right corner on the recto in pencil. Purchased by Special Collections, Waldo Library from the Mackus Company , Akron Ohio, ca. 2006 (M3452).
Explicit: 
de monte ardente descenderem
Extent: 
single leaf
Subject: 
Manuscripts, Medieval--France
Subject: 
Bible--Manuscripts--Specimens
Subject: 
Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern)
Subject: 
Deuteronomy (Book of the Old Testament)
Language: 
lat
Dimensions: 
177 x 121 mm
Material: 
very thin parchment
Decoration Description: 
Two, 2-line blue-and-red pen-flourished initials; flourishing extends up and down the margins.
Description of Hands: 
small, gothic textualis ('pearl script')
Is Part Of: 
Medieval Document Collection
Is Part Of: 
Manuscript 143, Western Michigan University Special Collections
Publisher: 
Western Michigan University
Date-Issued: 
2013
Type: 
Text
Format: 
image/tiff
Format-Extent: 
306,961,523 bytes
Is Referenced By: 
Branner, Robert. Manuscript Painting in Paris During the Reign of Saint Louis: A Study of Styles. California Studies in the History of Art, 18. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1977.
Rights: 
Copyright 2013 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, all rights reserved. The digital version is available for educational use under 'Fair Use' guidelines. For additional permission and further information contact the WMU Libraries, Digitization Center: lib-dc@wmich.edu