Collection ID: 0023 | Metadata type: TEI
Lewis E M 43:5 Bible
- Council on Library and Information Resources
Call numberLewis E M 43:5
(Philadelphia, United States, Free Library of Philadelphia, John Frederick Lewis Collection of European Manuscripts)
PublisherFree Library of Philadelphia
- This image shows the opening of a bifolium with an historiated initial from a Bible. The verso contains passages from I Esdras 4:54 - 5:38. The recto, opposite, contains passages from I Esdras 8:37 - 1:14.
- This image shows part of a bifolium with an historiated initial from Bible. It contains passages from I Esdras 4:6 - 4:52.
- Initial U, with Tobit blinded by a sparrow's droppings, beginning the Book of Tobit.
- Lewis E M 43:3-6 are sister leaves. It appears that each bifolium was removed from the same Bible to be re-used as a folder to hold legal documents. The upside-down inscriptions at the bottoms of this bifolium and its sister leaves, all dating to the sixteenth century, make reference to sales and acquisitions between various parties, indicating that these bifolia might have been recycled and used as folders for holding legal documents. The inscription on this folio makes reference to a transaction involving a Prospero Tedeschi and a Francisco Cittadino
- We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Roger S. Wieck in dating and localizing these leaves.
Extent310 x 404 mm
- 13th century
- Historiated initial
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