IM-9395: (405x270mm 16 x 10 Ύ) Original leaf from an exceptionally large folio size medieval manuscript Bible. Two columns of fifty lines, written in attractive gothic book hand. Rubricated chapter numbers, initials & marginalia in red & blue. Two three-line initials in blue with white tracery on a pink ground with a floral interior of pink, blue and burnished gold - extending the length of the margin in blue, orange, gold, pink & white and terminating in ivy leaves.
France (Paris), c. 1275-1300 - Dominican ownership. Ex Otto Ege Collection (purchased Parke-Bernet 1948). Sister leaves are #14 in Ege Portfolio of 50 Medieval Manuscripts. Currently over 200 leaves from this Bible are in the Schoyen Collection. (For sister leaves see Maggs 1990 Bulletin 15, #62 and Pirages Catalog 54, #6).
The first illuminated P begins John Chapter 6 (complete); the second illuminated P begins John 7:1-23: Post
(After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee...Jesus took the loaves: and when he had given thanks, he distributed to them that were set down. In like manner also of the fishes..Jesus said to them: I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall not hunger: and he that believeth in me shall never thirst... everyone who seeth the Son, and believeth in him, may have life everlasting, and I will raise him up in the last day
I am the bread of life...He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood, hath everlasting life: and I will raise him up in the last day...).