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The Morgan Bible
Bible
(The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, Ms M. 638), also called the Crusader Bible
Bible
or Maciejowski Bible, is a medieval picture Bible
Bible
of 46 folios. The book consists of paintings of events from Hebrew
Hebrew
scripture, set in the scenery and customs of thirteenth-century France, depicted from a Christian
Christian
perspective. Scenes are surrounded by text in three scripts and five languages: Latin, Persian, Arabic, Judeo-Persian, and Hebrew. Forty three folios are kept in the Pierpont Morgan Library. Two folios are kept in the Bibliothèque nationale de France. A single folio is kept in the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.

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1 Description 2 History 3 Authorship 4 Collections 5 References 6 External links

Description[edit] The work known as the Morgan Bible, Crusader Bible, or Maciejowski Bible
Bible
is part of the Pierpont Morgan Library
Morgan Library
in, New York (Ms M. 638). It is a medieval picture Bible
Bible
of 46 folios. The book consists of paintings of events from Hebrew
Hebrew
scripture, set in the scenery and customs of thirteenth-century France, depicted from a Christian perspective, and surrounded by text in three scripts and five languages: Latin, Persian, Arabic, Judeo-Persian, and Hebrew. History[edit] Originally, the bible probably[weasel words] contained only paintings, organized in a consistent visual rhythm from page to page. Within 100 years, the book acquired marginal inscriptions in Latin describing the scenes illustrated. Cardinal Bernard Maciejowski, Bishop of Kraków, had the book given as a gift to Abbas I (Shah of Persia) in 1608. Abbas ordered inscriptions in Persian to be added, mostly translating the Latin
Latin
ones already there. Later, perhaps[weasel words] in the eighteenth century, inscriptions were added in Judeo-Persian. Authorship[edit]

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This book has long been thought to have been created under the direction of Louis IX of France
France
in the mid-1240s, but Allison Stones, after indications of others such as François Avril, has argued that it was most likely illuminated in the northern counties of France, ca. 1250.[1] Collections[edit] Forty-three folios are kept in the Pierpont Morgan Library. Two folios are kept in the Bibliothèque nationale de France
France
(MS nouv. acq. lat. 2294). A single folio is kept in the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (MS 16). References[edit]

Hourihane, Colum (ed.), Between the Picture and the Word, Princeton Index of Christian
Christian
Art, Princeton, 2005 Cockerell, Sydney C. and John Plummer (1969), Old Testament miniatures: a medieval picture book with 283 paintings from Creation to the story of David (New York: G. Braziller) [contains reproductions of all paintings in the Morgan Bible.] Noel, William and Daniel Weiss, eds. (2002), The Book of Kings: Art, War, and the Morgan Library’s Medieval Picture Bible
Bible
(Baltimore: Walters Art Museum). [catalog of recent exhibition] Jafari Mazhab, Mohsen: Ketab Moqaddse San Looyi dar Esfahan [Saint Louis`s Bible
Bible
in Isfahan]" in Ketab Mah Tarikh va Joghrafia, no 13, Tehran: nov. 1998 [in Persian]

^ Stones, Allison (2005), "Questions of style and provenance in the Morgan Bible", Between the Word and the Picture, Princeton 

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