Detail View: Medieval Document Collection: Fragment of a leaf from an Atlantic Bible

Identifier: 
exwsms152_1v
Manuscript Identifier: 
MS 152
Title: 
Fragment of a leaf from an Atlantic Bible
Alternative Title: 
MS 152, verso
Incipit: 
erit sub firman(en)to ab his quae errant sup(er) fir[...]
Origin Date: 
ca. 1100
Origin Location: 
Italy
Description: 
Twelfth-century Italian portion of the opening folio from a monumental Atlantic Bible in Latin. Recto contains sections of Genesis 1:7-23 and verson sections of Genesis 1:26-2:15 and (only beginning words of each line) 2:24-3:12.
Provenance: 
Produced in Italy ca. 1100. Folio is from a monumental Atlantic Bible, a production type originating in Rome and widespread throughout Europe in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. These texts were oversized as "Atlantic" refers to the giant Atlas, and they probably had use as liturgical visual aids (De amel, Chrostpher. "Giant Bibles of the Early Middle Ages." The Book: A History of the Bible (London: Phaidon Press, 2001), 64-91)."XXII" on the verso in pencil. "6007" on the recto in pencil. Purchased by Special Collections, Western Michigan University from the Mackus Company, Akron, Ohio on May 12, 2012.
Explicit: 
Et nomen fluvio se(cun)do geon.
Extent: 
single leaf
Subject: 
Bible--Manuscripts--Specimens
Subject: 
Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern)
Subject: 
Manuscripts, Italian
Subject: 
Genesis (Book of the Old Testament)
Language: 
lat
Dimensions: 
276 x 162 mm
Material: 
parchment
Binding: 
Housed in a matted frame (325 x 750 mm)
Decoration Description: 
Three, 2-line red initials; remains of an incipit in ornamental red letters. Rubric in red on the recto.
Description of Hands: 
Fine Caroline script
Is Part Of: 
Medieval Document Collection
Is Part Of: 
Manuscript 152, Western Michigan University Special Collections
Publisher: 
Western Michigan University
Date-Issued: 
2013
Type: 
Text
Format: 
image/tiff
Format-Extent: 
345,083,534 bytes
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