Eleventh-Century Giant Bible Fragment from Italy
Early Romanesque Giant Bible Single fragment on vellum. Italy, ca. 1090: 307 mm x 57 mm. Ruled in dry-point. Undecorated except for a partial large initial U with interlace interior, possibly added later. Text: opening of Joel. Provenance: ex Bernard Rosenthal (Quaritch, cat. 1147, [1991, no. 10]). Condition: from a binding and therefore defective as pictured.