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Holy Bible: The Bible of Borso d'Este

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The Museum is delighted to present our elegant edition of the Holy Bible. Illustrated from the magnificent Italian Renaissance Bible of Borso d'Este, it uses the beautifully written prose from the King James English translation. Borso d'Este, the Duke of Ferrara, commissioned his bible in 1455. With more than 1,000 illustrations, the border on each page is sumptuously decorated with lovely vermilion and blue rosettes, gold ornamentation, delicate butterflies, birds, deer, trumpet- blowing angels, fierce dragons, and charming miniature scenes in perfect harmony with the biblical stories. The masterful miniaturist work from the Borso Bible illustrates events from the Old and New Testaments, and was interpreted in the spirit of the Este court with the refined style and aristocratic depictions of the figures. This exclusive Museum edition is housed in a custom-contoured slipcase.

892 pages, over 1,000 full-color illustrations throughout. 16 3/4'' x 12''. Hardcover with slipcase; hand clothbound.

Sorry, gift wrap is not available for this item.

  • 892 pages
  • Over 1,000 full-color illustrations throughout
  • 16 3/4'' x 12''
  • Hardcover
  • Hand clothbound
  • Gift wrap not available

Art History

At least five different artists collaborated in the creation of the Borso Bible, which was made between 1455 and 1461. Discovered through documents which indicate that both principal illuminators, Taddeo Crivelli and Franco dei Russi, found it necessary to employ assistants and subcontractors, fellow craftsmen like Marco dell'Avogaro, Giorgio d'Alemagna, Malatesta Romano lent their hands in its production. The text was written in two columns in exquisite Renaissance calligraphic script by the Bolognese scribe Pietro Paolo Marone. The elaborate illuminations and rich decorative elements, along with the exquisite prose, combine to create a breathtaking collection of Renaissance art.

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Description

The Museum is delighted to present our elegant edition of the Holy Bible. Illustrated from the magnificent Italian Renaissance Bible of Borso d'Este, it uses the beautifully written prose from the King James English translation. Borso d'Este, the Duke of Ferrara, commissioned his bible in 1455. With more than 1,000 illustrations, the border on each page is sumptuously decorated with lovely vermilion and blue rosettes, gold ornamentation, delicate butterflies, birds, deer, trumpet- blowing angels, fierce dragons, and charming miniature scenes in perfect harmony with the biblical stories. The masterful miniaturist work from the Borso Bible illustrates events from the Old and New Testaments, and was interpreted in the spirit of the Este court with the refined style and aristocratic depictions of the figures. This exclusive Museum edition is housed in a custom-contoured slipcase.

892 pages, over 1,000 full-color illustrations throughout. 16 3/4'' x 12''. Hardcover with slipcase; hand clothbound.

Sorry, gift wrap is not available for this item.





  • 892 pages
  • Over 1,000 full-color illustrations throughout
  • 16 3/4'' x 12''
  • Hardcover
  • Hand clothbound
  • Gift wrap not available




Art History

At least five different artists collaborated in the creation of the Borso Bible, which was made between 1455 and 1461. Discovered through documents which indicate that both principal illuminators, Taddeo Crivelli and Franco dei Russi, found it necessary to employ assistants and subcontractors, fellow craftsmen like Marco dell'Avogaro, Giorgio d'Alemagna, Malatesta Romano lent their hands in its production. The text was written in two columns in exquisite Renaissance calligraphic script by the Bolognese scribe Pietro Paolo Marone. The elaborate illuminations and rich decorative elements, along with the exquisite prose, combine to create a breathtaking collection of Renaissance art.


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