A medieval information resource web site containg, amoungst other items of information, a complete set of images from the Maciejowski Bible (now known as the. Maciejowski Bible: Commissioned ca. by King Louis IX of France (Saint Louis); illuminated by a number of leading Parisian artists. Maciejowski cotte in action at Gulf Wars XXI (March Popped my arms through the underarm gap in the outer garment around mid-day to keep from overheating.

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As you view the manuscript, the descriptions are on the left page, the accompanying paintings are on the right page. Within years, the book acquired maciekowski inscriptions in Latin describing the scenes illustrated. This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat Illuminated Bible manuscripts 13th-century illuminated manuscripts from France Illuminated Gothic manuscripts Pierpont Morgan Library manuscripts Illuminated manuscripts by name.

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Folio 3 recto front The building of the Tower of Babel Genesis On some pages the pictures also spill out into the margin. It included a preface by John Plummer as well as the original history of the manuscript itself by Sir Sydney Cockerell. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikipedia.

It is a medieval picture Bible of 48 folios. Commons category link is on Wikidata. Maciejowski Folio 16 Recto plate Wikimedia Commons has media related to Maciejowski Bible.

One of my favourite primary sources for the thirteenth century is a remarkable manuscript known as the Maciejowski Bible Pierpoint Morgan Library, New York: Though it originally consisted exclusively of pictures with no accompanying text, three sets of captions were later added to the leaves, summarizing the contents of the images. As an addendum to the above paragraphwe have since learned of an “official” position regarding the pronunciation of “Maciejowski” 1.


Until they locate a definitive, authoritative and documented answer to this conundrum, we suggest that you, essentially, “take your pick” or, if you know of another pronunciation, please email us and we will add it to the list of possibilities until an answer is found. Therefore, we have scanned and placed all of the images from the Maciejowski Bible onto this web site so that all may enjoy them, and gain vision into the 13th century.

These descriptions were not, in fact, direct translations of the Italian Latin descriptions which were added c.

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I particularly like the man in mmaciejowski margin who is hanging off the end of the trebuchet a stone-throwing siege engine. More informally, you can also find out a bit ibble about the Bible’s background at this site. Leaf 1 from the Maciejowski Bible. To me this is one of the best illustrations in the entire manuscript. Tamar mourns in Absalom’s house Maciejowski Bible. It ends quite abruptly, which would seem to indicate that there were probably more leaves in it originally.

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If you would like to be notified by email when additions have been made to the Maciejowski Bible section of this website, Click Here. Subsequent maciejoeski of ” Old Testament Miniatures ” continued well into the late ‘s there is reportedly a reprinting available as well, entitled ” The Morgan Crusader Bible: Share historical manuscripts, reproductions, and any resources related to the art and appreciation of illuminated manuscripts.

From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. The paintings pictorially present a vast variety of information regarding the 13th century, in story-fashion, very much like a pictograph, or the Egyptian Hieroglyphics.

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An improved search engine is in the works, which will return specific images rather than just pages The Maciejowski Bible. Mephibosheth kneels before David. The book consists of miniature paintings of events from the Hebrew bibleset in the scenery and customs of thirteenth-century France, depicted from a Christian perspective. Retrieved from ” https: Folio 3 recto front. Recommend this site to a friend Each page contains all the scenes from an individual leaf, front and back there are 46 recovered original leaves in the reproduction, as stated earlier.


The answer may lie with the Shah. To search for images relating to specific keywords, please visit our Site Search Engine. Also called the Morgan Bible.

Sir Sydney Carlyle Cockerell for his interpretation of the Latin descriptions. James – with notes on the arms and armour by Charles John Ffoulkes – Media in category “Maciejowski Bible” The following 49 files are in this category, out of 49 total. macisjowski

Shah Abbas, through the assistance of missionaries and interpreters, ordered Persian descriptions of each of the scenes to be added to the margins. John Plummer for his preface in the ‘s reprint.

Later, in the eighteenth century, inscriptions were added in Judeo-Persian. Attempting to find a majority consensus on the proper, correct and authentic pronunciation for ” Maciejowski ” is tedious at best.

The original collection contained the original color paintings few in number, surprisingly and the original black-and-white drawings. The building of the Tower of Babel Genesis