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  • Date:

    14th century (made)

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    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 81, box T


14th century (made)

Historical context note

Data taken from notes compiled by Rowan Watson. The full text of the entry is as follows:

'260.6 MS 218
BIBLE (Kings II)
Leaf, with historiated initial F (the killing of the Amalekite)

Rubric: Explicit primus liber regum, Incipit secundus liber regum. Factum est austem

NL 14th century
msd; written space 360 x 220 mm; 2 cols 40 lines

Bought from J&S Goldschmidt, 1872
Pub: 1908 cat, 28; 1923 cat, 22'

Descriptive line

Leaf from Bible, Second Book of Kings, with historiated initial F depicting the killing of the Amalekite. Netherlandish. 14th century. A duplicate number MS.218 was assigned to this object in error and was subsequently cancelled.


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