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Hebrew Bible: Gothic Arches with Dog and Hare (fol. 435v-436)

Artist:
Illuminated by Joseph the Frenchman
Date:
1299–1300
Geography:
Made in Spain
Medium:
Tempera, gold, and ink on parchment
Dimensions:
Overall: 11 7/16 x 8 7/8 x 3 15/16 in., 9.464lb. (29 x 22.5 x 10 cm, 4.293kg)
Classification:
Manuscripts and Illuminations
Credit Line:
Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, Lisbon (BNP, IL.72)
Not on view
This bible concludes with a compendium of Hebrew grammar, where some of the most inventive decoration in the book resides. Each double-page spread provided the artist, Joseph the Frenchman, with an opportunity to experiment with elaborate framing devices. Here, as in many Christian manuscripts, he used an arcade decorated with colors and motifs found in contemporary enamels and manuscripts.