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Fondation Martin Bodmer
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Cod. Bodmer 181
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Flavius Iosephus, Antiquitates iudaicae
Parchment · III + 310 + II ff. · 37.5 x 27.5 cm · France · end of the 15th century
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The 13 large illustrations in this French manuscript, written in the 15th century, were produced by one of the most important book decorators of the late middle ages : Jean Fouquet (BnF, ms. fr. 247). They are richly decorated with gold and cover two thirds of a page; a large number of initials adorned with flowers round out the illustrator’s iconographic program. The first page, which is missing, also certainly held a decorative illustration (Adam and Eve?). At the beginning of a prolog is a small miniature portraying the author writing the book. The Antiquitates iudaicae recounts the history of the Jewish nation from Genesis to the year 66 according to the modern western calendar. (bib)
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Vielliard Françoise, Manuscrits Français du Moyen Âge, Cologny-Genève, 1975, pp. 126-128.
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10.5076/e-codices-cb-0181 (
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Heimann-Jelinek Felicitas, "Schriften jüdischer Tradition aus zwölf Jahrhunderten in der Sammlung Martin Bodmer", in: Musik und Dichtung, Handschriften aus den Sammlungen Stefan Zweig und Martin Bodmer, herausgegeben von Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek und Marcus G. Patka, im Auftrag des Jüdischen Museums Wien, als Supplementband des Katalogs der Ausstellung, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cologny-Genève, 2002.

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