God speaks to the people of Israel, c. 1270

Masters of the Primo Stile Bolognese
This leaf belonged to a Bible manuscript, for which there was great demand in thriving, urban, 13th-century Italy. The city of origin for this leaf, Bologna, its flourishing university, and the evolving Dominican order were at the centre of Italian book production.
Miniature. Tempera, ink and gold on vellum.
Leaf: 354 x 230 mm; initial: 80 x 47 mm.



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