The Book of Daniel. Ornamental page from the Berlin Gutenberg Bible
Gutenberg Bible II/131v: End of the Prologue of St Jerome, the Book of Daniel 1:1–18, “Anno tertio regni Ioachim...”
This page of the Gutenberg Bible describes Daniel’s life at the court of King Nebuchadnezzar. It is an ode to a purist lifestyle without meat and alcohol, concentrating on virtues such as inner composure, diligence and abstinence. In the initial we see Daniel on the left, surrounded by lions, and the king on the right, listening to Daniel’s advice.
Format: ca. 51 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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