Moses Called by the Lord, c. 1270

Masters of the Primo Stile Bolognese
This fine single leaf comes from a 13th-century Bible made in Bologna, a thriving university town and the cradle of the new emerging Dominican order. The city provided not only a rich supply of men working in the book trade, it also offered a healthy market of customers.
Miniature. Tempera, ink and gold on vellum.
Leaf: 354 x 231 mm; initial: 120 x 35 mm.



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