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ID: 700002797
Page link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/cona/700002797
Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Morgan Picture Bible (disassembled work; various scribes and illuminators; 1240s; Pierpont Morgan Library (New York City, New York state, Unit...)
Note: 43 folios. In addition to the folios at the Morgan, two folios are kept in the Bibliothèque nationale de France (MS nouv. acq. lat. 2294); another single folio is kept in the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (MS 16). The Bible contains Old Testament miniatures, probably commissioned by Louis IX of France. The Bible later passed to the cardinal of Cracow, who then offered it as a diplomatic gift to the great Persian Muslim shah 'Abbas in the early seventeenth century. The manuscript eventually fell into the hands of Jewish owners, probably during the eighteenth century. These various owners left Latin, Persian, and Judeo-Persian inscriptions around the images.
Titles:
Morgan Picture Bible (preferred,C,U,RP,English-P,U,U)
Morgan Bible of Louis IX (C,U,undetermined,U,U)
Shah Abbas Bible (C,U,undetermined,U,U)
Crusader Bible (C,U,undetermined,U,U)
Maciejowski Bible (C,U,undetermined,U,U)
Ms M. 638 (C,U,MD,undetermined,U,U)
Catalog Level: volume
Work Types:
disassembled work [300404028] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name), Visual Works (hierarchy name), visual works (works), <visual works by state>)
Bible [300264513]
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name), Information Forms (hierarchy name), information forms (objects), document genres, <documents by function>, religious texts)
picture Bible [300266057]
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name), Information Forms (hierarchy name), information forms (objects), document genres, <documents by function>, religious texts, Bibles)
book [300028051]
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name), Information Forms (hierarchy name), information forms (objects), information artifacts, <information artifacts by physical form>)
illuminated manuscript [300265483]
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name), Information Forms (hierarchy name), information forms (objects), document genres, <documents by conditions of production>, manuscripts (documents))

Classifications:
manuscripts (preferred)

Creation Date: 1240s

Creator Display:
various scribes and illuminators [preferred,VP]
illuminator unknown (unknown cultural designation) [500125274]
Locations:
Current: Pierpont Morgan Library (New York City, New York state, United States) [500303622] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Other: Creation: Paris [7008038] Île-de-France (region (administrative division)), France (nation), Europe (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Display Materials: illuminations on parchment
illumination (image-making process) [300220539]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (hierarchy name), <processes and techniques by specific type>, <image-making processes and techniques>)
parchment (animal material) [300011851]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (substances), <materials by origin>, biological material, animal material, processed animal material)

Dimensions: leaves: 390 x 300 mm
General Subject:
religion and mythology (preferred)

Specific Subjects:
Bible [901000874]
.....((Literary works: Philosophy, Religion, Named written and performed works, Literature and Performing Arts)) (ICON)
Latin (language) [300388693]
.....(Associated Concepts Facet, Associated Concepts (hierarchy name), language-related concepts, <languages and writing systems>, <languages and writing systems by specific type>, <temporary alphabetical list for languages and writing systems>) (AAT)

Provenance: Purchased by J. P. Morgan, Jr., 1916
Inscriptions: Latin, Persian, and Judeo-Persian inscriptions.
List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Movable Works
.......... Movable Works by class: drawings, paintings, prints, other two-dimensional media
Sources and Contributors:
Morgan Picture Bible........ [VP]
........ Morgan Library online (2000-)
........ J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
Morgan Bible of Louis IX........ [VP]
........ Morgan Library online (2000-)
Shah Abbas Bible........ [VP]
........ J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
Crusader Bible........ [VP]
........ Morgan Library online (2000-)
Maciejowski Bible........ [VP]
........ Morgan Library online (2000-)
Ms M. 638........ [VP]
........ Morgan Library online (2000-)
Subject: ....... [VP]
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... Morgan Library online (2000-)
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