The Book of Daniel


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Gutenberg Bible II/131v, The Book of Daniel (1,1-18): »Anno tertio regni Ioachim...«

This page describes Daniel's life at court as a prisoner of King Nebuchadnezzar. It's an ode to a puristic lifesytle, with Daniel existing on a diet of vegetables and water. It extols the virtues of inner composure, diligence and abstinence, with the help of which great goals can be more easily achieved. 

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  • Standard
    Ribbed deckle-edge paper, format 42 x 30 cm
    Three-colour press prints produced on historical Gutenberg Museum machines (Original Heidelberg Cylinder) in three different print runs on mechanically-produced, hand-torn, ribbed deckle-edge paper. The outlines of ornamentation are also printed. 

  • Hand-coloured
    Ribbed deckle-edge paper, format 42 x 30 cm, frame format 48 x 36 cm 
    The standard pages (see above) are coloured by hand by our artists using tempera and gold inks. 

  • Hand-gilded 
    Format ca. 45 x 32 cm, frame format 54 x 43 cm
    These high-quality prints are produced as a handpress print in three colours on the Korrex Hannover on handmade paper bearing the Gutenberg Museum watermark. Finely embossed gold embellishments are added to the tempera ink colouring using a skill very few artists still master. A base material is applied to the paper layer by layer in an elaborate and time-consuming process to form a platform for the 22-carat gold leaf. This raises the ornaments from the surface of the paper to perfectly display the elegant shimmer of real gold. 

  • Deluxe (Berlin Bible) 

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