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Bible, folio 17v

14th century, first half

The Library of Trinity College Dublin

The Library of Trinity College Dublin

This large volume contains copies of the Old and the New Testaments. The text is decorated with seventy-seven vibrantly illustrated initials and delicate borders of vines, foliage and floral patterns. The historiated initials depict scenes related to the text and usually appear at the beginning of each book. Folio 17v marks the beginning of the Book of Exodus.

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