SCRIPTURAL TIME AND PAINTED TEXT IN THE FIRST BIBLE OF CHARLES THE BALD

Beatrice Kitzinger

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Abstract

The article analyzes the major figural initials in the First Bible of Charles the Bald (Paris, BnF, Ms. lat. 1), appearing at Exodus, Ruth, Tobias, Isaiah, Judith, and the general Prefaces. It suggests how these compositions fit into the visual and poetic program of the manuscript as a whole, emphasizing how the initial compositions relate to exegetical conceptions of reading, and reflect upon the bible’s status as material text.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-162
Number of pages18
JournalCodex Aquilarensis
Volume37
StatePublished - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • History

Keywords

  • Bible illumination
  • exegesis
  • figural initials
  • material text
  • typology

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