Bible of St. Paul

Biblia Sacra: Codex Membranaceus Saeculi IX; Bibbia di San Paolo Fuori le Mura; Bibbia di Carlo il Calvo; Bible of St. Paul; Bible of San Paolo Fuori le Mura; Bible de Saint-Paul-hors-les-Murs; Bibel von St. Paul; Biblia de San Pablo Extramuros.
Italy, Rome, Abbazia di S. Paolo fuori le Mura.
Bibbia di San Paolo: Editalia (Rome, 1993). Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document: the facsimile reproduces as close as possible the codicological characteristics of the original document; the binding might not correspond to that of the original document as it appears at the present moment. Limited edition: 1000 copies. Commentary: Italian. Slipcase.
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FEATURES – Codex on parchment, 448 x 345 mm, 672 pp.
ORIGIN – France: Reims.
CHRONOLOGY – 9th century: 870-875.
PATRONAGE AND OWNERS – The Bible was commissioned by Charles II, called the Bald (823-877). On Christmas Eve of 875, on the occasion of his coronation as emperor, Charles II – who had excellent relations with the pontifical authority – gave the Bible to Pope John VIII. In the 12th century Pope Gregory VII, for security reasons, consigned the Bible to the monks of the Abbey of Saint Paul Outside the Walls.
GENRE – Christianity; Bibles / Gospels.
DECORATION – 35 decorated incipit pages, 4 decorated canon tables, 91 decorated initials, 24 full-page miniatures.
ARTIST – Reims School.
STYLE – Carolingian.

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