Prologue to the Book of Isaiah. Ornamental page from the Berlin Gutenberg Bible
Gutenberg Bible II/46, Prologue to the Book of Isaiah, the Book of Isaiah 1:1–6: “Nemo cum prophetas …”
The Prologue of St Jerome is no longer included in modern translations of the Bible. Isaiah describes the desolate situation in Jerusalem which is marked by chaos and sickness – similar to the fallen city of Sodom. He is the first prophet in Israel to proclaim a future messiah. This miniature depicts Isaiah with the attribute of the saw; the ornaments show acanthus and roses and a hoopoe as a symbol of the thanks given to God.
Format: ca. 45 x 33 cm (the size may vary slightly with handmade paper)
Reproducing ornamental pages from the 42-line Bible
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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