The Oldest Object in the Woodson Is . . .

Beatus leaf from a Psalter in Latin, Southern Netherlands, with a fine historiated initial showing scenes from the life of King David and with a decorative border including a hunting scene, Side 1

Beatus leaf from a Psalter in Latin, Southern Netherlands, with a fine historiated initial showing scenes from the life of King David and with a decorative border including a hunting scene, Side 1

Beatus leaf, Side 2

Beatus leaf, Side 2

That would be our newly acquired and digitized illuminated manuscripts. They both date from the mid to late 13th century. If you would like more information on the leafs, click on the picture to read the dealer’s description of the object.

Leaf from a Bible, Paris, France, featuring an historiated initial showing King Ahasuerus, Esther, and Mordecai, all connected by a hangman's rope, Side 1

Leaf from a Bible, Paris, France, featuring an historiated initial showing King Ahasuerus, Esther, and Mordecai, all connected by a hangman’s rope, Side 1

Leaf from a Bible, Side 2

Leaf from a Bible, Side 2

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