Lambeth Bible

Bible de Lambeth

Collection: Lambeth Palace

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The Lambeth Bible is a 12th-century illuminated manuscript (perhaps produced circa 1150-1170), among the finest surviving giant Bibles from Romanesque England. It exists in two volumes; the first is in Lambeth Palace Library (MS 3) and covers Genesis to Job on 328 leaves of vellum measuring circa 520 x 355 mm.; the second incomplete volume (covering Psalms to Revelation) is in the Maidstone Museum & Art Gallery (MS P.5). The style of the illuminator is found in a Gospel Book made for Abbot Wedric of Liessies Abbey (Hainault) in 1146, of which only two leaves survive (the rest having been destroyed at Metz in World War II), now in Avesnes-sur-Helpe. (continued on English Wikipedia)
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