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

Illuminated by Joseph the Frenchman

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.

Illuminated by Joseph the Frenchman, Tempera, gold, and ink on parchment

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Week 3, Dec 6–Dec 11: Gothic arches-Dog and hare