The Moralized Bible

The Moralized Bible

The Moralized Bible made for King Louis IX of France, 1227-1234.

Morgan Library & Museum. "Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts." Moralized Bible, MS M.240 Fol. 1v - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum. Accessed April 05, 2018. http://ica.themorgan.org/manuscript/page/1/77422.

This manuscript is an illuminated story of apocalypse. The illumination has been made on vellum or animal skin. Every page of this manuscript is divided into smaller columns. Every other column includes texts while the space in between is filled with the miniature. Each row of these miniatures follow each other, and so they tell a wholesome story. There are eight miniature drawings on this page. The miniatures have circular frames. Each of the miniatures in a column conveys a separate story. Some of these miniatures include figures of beasts and animals with seven heads. While there are some angels that are fighting the beasts. There are people who look like they are troops and they are the opponents of the beast and its crowd. There is a bit of gold background in each of the miniature circles where the pictures are drawn. The text is in Latin. The size of the manuscript is 14-3/4 by 10-3/8 inches. It is composed of eight leaves, and in total it has 56 miniature drawings with texts on the sides. The most vibrant colors have been used in this illumination. The colors worthy of note are blue and gold. Every page has these two colors more than any other. The first alphabet of the text corresponding to a miniature is capitalized. Each of the capitalized letters alternate in colors, blue to red, from one paragraph to another.

Morgan Library & Museum. "Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts." Moralized Bible, MS M.240 Fol. 1v - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum. Accessed April 05, 2018. http://ica.themorgan.org/manuscript/page/1/77422.

The Moralized Bible