Gospel of Luke. Ornamental page from the Berlin Gutenberg Bible
Gutenberg Bible II/217v, Prologue by St Jerome to the Gospel According to Luke, Gospel of Luke 1:1–11
This prologue is neither found in the Vulgate nor in today’s Bibles.
The physician and artist Luke is often described as the first Christian historian. His sophisticated choice of language appears cultivated and is distinctive. In the miniature we can see an ox, the symbolic animal of the evangelist.
Format: ca. 46 x 33 cm (the size may vary slightly with handmade paper)
Reproducing ornamental pages from the 42-line Bible
Applying the fine, raised gilt decoration is an ancient skill which very few artists still master. Here, a base material is applied to the paper layer by layer in an elaborate and time-consuming process to form a platform for the gold leaf.
Information on storage and frames
We supply our ornamental Bible prints in either a grey or burgundy presentation folder (format: 51 x 39 cm) together with a brochure on the Gutenberg Bible. If you would like your print framed, you can choose between a removable frame (format: 57.5 x 44 cm) and a handmade, airtight and dustproof frame with a gilt wooden trim. Both frames protect the costly gold leaf as the glass is raised from the passe-partout and thus from the surface of the print.
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