Sunday, January 4, 2015

The Crusader Bible: A Gothic Masterpiece October 17, 2014 through January 4, 2015 at the Morgan Library and Museum

The work brings Old Testament stories alive in bright images replete with medieval castles, towns, and battling knights in armor, all set in thirteenth-century France. The Crusader Bible, also known as the Morgan Picture Bible, the Maciejowski Bible, and the Shah ‘Abbas Bible.

The First Day; The Second Day; The Third Day; The Fourth Day
Old Testament miniatures with Latin, Persian, and Judeo-Persian inscriptions
France, Paris
1240s

390 x 300 mm

The Expulsion from Paradise; The Trials of Man and Woman; The Sacrifices of Cain and Abel; Cain Murders His Brother; The Death of Cain
Old Testament miniatures with Latin, Persian, and Judeo-Persian inscriptions
France, Paris
1240s
390 x 300 mm


Noah Builds an Ark; Searching for Dry Land; A Joyous Landing; A New Beginning
Old Testament miniatures with Latin, Persian, and Judeo-Persian inscriptions
France, Paris
1240s
390 x 300 mm


Noah in His Cups; A Monumental Misunderstanding; The Greatest of Tests; Lot Taken Captive
Old Testament miniatures with Latin, Persian, and Judeo-Persian inscriptions
France, Paris
1240s
390 x 300 mm


Abraham's Vengeance; A Blessing; The Corruption of the Sodomites
Old Testament miniatures with Latin, Persian, and Judeo-Persian inscriptions
France, Paris
1240s
390 x 300 mm


Divine Judgment; A Father's Blessing; Isaac's Despair; A Marvelous Vision
Old Testament miniatures with Latin, Persian, and Judeo-Persian inscriptions
France, Paris
1240s
390 x 300 mm


A Bride Price; A Covenant; Wrestling the Almighty; All is Forgiven
Old Testament miniatures with Latin, Persian, and Judeo-Persian inscriptions
France, Paris
1240s
390 x 300 mm


Joseph, a favorite Son; Sold into Slavery; Bad Blood; False Accusations and Portents of the Future
Old Testament miniatures with Latin, Persian, and Judeo-Persian inscriptions
France, Paris
1240s
390 x 300 mm


Dreams of a King; Searching for Answers; Joseph Interprets Pharaoh's Dreams; A Powerful Post
Old Testament miniatures with Latin, Persian, and Judeo-Persian inscriptions
France, Paris
1240s
390 x 300 mm


An Ironic Turn of Events; A Bounty; Tricks and Accusations
Old Testament miniatures with Latin, Persian, and Judeo-Persian inscriptions
France, Paris
1240s
390 x 300 mm


A Reunion; A Family Feast; Good News; A Blessing for Pharaoh
Old Testament miniatures with Latin, Persian, and Judeo-Persian inscriptions
France, Paris
1240s
390 x 300 mm


Blessings for the Future; Jacob's Last Words; Joseph's Last Prediction; Enslavement
Old Testament miniatures with Latin, Persian, and Judeo-Persian inscriptions
France, Paris
1240s
390 x 300 mm


A Single Escapee; Moses; The Lord calls to Moses; The Deliverer
Old Testament miniatures with Latin, Persian, and Judeo-Persian inscriptions
France, Paris
1240s
390 x 300 mm


Divine Demands; The Nile Turned to Blood; Amphibian Assault; Vermin
Old Testament miniatures with Latin, Persian, and Judeo-Persian inscriptions
France, Paris
1240s
390 x 300 mm


The Egyptian Cattle Slain; Hail and Locusts; Passover; Deliverance
Old Testament miniatures with Latin, Persian, and Judeo-Persian inscriptions
France, Paris
1240s
390 x 300 mm


Divine Vengeance; A Joyful Celebration; Bitter Waters
Old Testament miniatures with Latin, Persian, and Judeo-Persian inscriptions
France, Paris
1240s
390 x 300 mm



Sweetener; Manna; The Lord Provides; Joshua, a Soldier
Old Testament miniatures with Latin, Persian, and Judeo-Persian inscriptions
France, Paris
1240s
390 x 300 mm