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  • Date:

    14th century (made)

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    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 26


14th century (made)

Historical context note

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

'260.1 (MS 215)
BIBLE (Esther)
Leaf, with historiated initial I (Feast of Ahasuerus), grotesques in margin

Inc: In diebus assueri qui reginavit ab india

NL 14th century
msd; written space 340 x 220 mm; 2 cols. 38 lines

Bought from J&S Goldschmidt, 1872

Descriptive line

Leaf from Bible, Book of Esther, with historiated initial I depicting Feast of Ahasuerus. Grotesques in margin. Netherlandish. 14th century. A duplicate number MS.215 was assigned to this object in error and was subsequently cancelled.


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