Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Haphazard Scrawls




La Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève has perhaps 400 illuminated manuscripts. They form part of the Liber Floridus database that also includes the holdings of La Bibliothèque Mazarine.

It's just mindblowing.

The tiny sample of cropped images here come from Manuscript 0010 - the Manerius Bible, whose 100-odd parchment pages were decorated between 1185 and 1195, probably at the Saint Loupe Abbey in the Champagne district of France.

Ten years in 10 minutes. I am so not worthy.

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