Kennicott Bible

Folio 122

£55.00

Folio 122

The fully illuminated page is formed by series of colourful interlacing geometrical designs with a gold and green headed dragon with a scarlet tongue in each spandrel.. It is framed by a gold and greenish-blue rectangular design. Verso, the delicately executed roundel is exactly congruent with that overleaf, but it has no rectangular frame and no surrounding decoration, so that the dragons depicted overleaf are just visible round the circle. The central motif of red interlacing bands forms a six-petalled rosette, some¬what like the so-called ‘shield of David’; however, at that period the shield of David was not yet a popularly significant Jewish symbol, and the rosette was not intended as such in Kennicott Bible. Rosette and background are executed in very delicate filigree work.
The framing band is decorated with an interlacing white bar.
Leaf size is approximately 320 x 262mm (12.5 x 10in)

£55.00

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