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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Manuscript | The Crusader Bible | The Morgan Library & Museum

A reproduction of that masterpiece was produced in at the direction of John Pierpont Morgan and was given the title ” Old Testament Miniatures “. Salerno Editrice The Bodleian Library in Oxford still possesses a manuscript which the King commissioned around the same time as the Crusader’s Bible and which still is in macjejowski original Gothic deluxe leather binding. Folio 10 verso back Joshua takes the submission of the Gibeonites Joshua 9: The images presented here have been grouped by original leaf folio.

This transfer is known to have occurred at some point, since kaciejowski the turn of the 17th Century, a partially illegible inscription was found on the bottom margin of the very first page:. Spread the Love maciejowskl Medieval Art!

Faksimile VerlagExport to Endnote. This page was last edited on 3 Mayat The knights are all wearing thirteenth-century mail and coloured surcoats; Joshua himself has folded back his mail coif hood to reveal the arming cap beneath, a sort of linen cap which would stop the mail getting caught up in his hair. Bjbel, in the eighteenth century, inscriptions were added in Judeo-Persian. Biblia de Maciejowski miniatura h Scholars have suggested that Shah Abbas did not approve of that story and may have had the leaves cut out.


Approximately years later in the early ‘s, the ownership of the manuscript was transferred to Giovanni d’Anthanasi through a sale in Egypt. It is reported that he had them later blinded and killed, for fear that they would be too popular among his people.

Subsequent reprintings of ” Old Testament Miniatures ” continued well into the late ‘s there is reportedly a reprinting available as well, entitled bbiel The Morgan Crusader Bible: All of the missing leaves come from the part of the book that tells the story of Absalom’s defiance of his father, King David.

The Crusader’s Bible fascinates through its rich and refined gold embellishment which comes to enhance the luminosity of the colours. Even the most authoritative sources can only stipulate with certainty that it was created somewhere between – AD; hence, the oft cited “Circa “.

It explains with artistic perfection the idea and the concept of the crusade which marked King Louis ‘ reign and politics. Morgan Picture Bible As an addendum to the above paragraphwe have since learned of an “official” position regarding the pronunciation of “Maciejowski” 1.

This is what makes the Maciejowski Bible such a superb compendium, and an unparalleled pictorial record of the minute details of many aspects of the 13th century. The answer may lie with the Shah.


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The historiated Bible of Louis the Sain t was made around in a Parisian workshop. Man in shausses – detail. It’s visual majesty was crafted by “several” different Parisian artisans whose identities, to this day, are unknown.

No text should disturb the beholder whose main interest lay in the illustrations. Illuminated Bible manuscripts 13th-century illuminated manuscripts from France Illuminated Gothic manuscripts Pierpont Morgan Maciejoswki manuscripts Illuminated manuscripts by name.

There are also some incredibly action-packed battle scenes which give a real flavour of what combat was like during the mid-thirteenth century and provide information on the armour and weapons in use at the time. The Shah obviously showed great interest in the miniatures as he had captions added in the Persian language. It is composed of the original 46 leaves folios containing a total of scenes which, in the original manuscript, were painted on BOTH sides of each leaf with the c.

John Plummer for his preface in the ‘s reprint. Salerno EditriceExport to Endnote. This suggests that the artists who decorated the book are not to be found among the famous illuminators of the time but rather among those great masters who executed the magnificent wall and glass paintings of the Ste.