Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Bible and Book of Common Prayer

Robert Barker , London, 1607
ca. 1607
Satin worked with silk and metal thread, spangles; long-and-short, split, satin, couching, brick, and knot stitches
L. 13 1/2 x W. 9 1/4 inches (34.3 x 23.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
Accession Number:
Not on view
The front and back covers of this bible are identical, both depicting Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, standing by the Tree of Knowledge. Below the tree is the fountain from which sprang four rivers, the Pison, the Hiddekel (or Tigris), the Gihon and the Euphrates.
G. Saville Seligman ; Robert Hoe , New York ; Hugh Tregaskis ; A. Edward Newton ; Irwin Untermyer (by 1960–64; to MMA)
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