Pre-9th Century

Ashburnham Pentateuch

Ashburnham Pentateuch . Valencia: Patrimonio Ediciones, 2004. ND3358.P5 A84 2004 Special Coll Oversize 

This is a late 6 th to early 7th century Vulgate Latin illuminated manuscript. The Ashburnham Pentateuch, created in the late 6th century, provides a visual and textual guide to the Old Testament teachings. Because it contains many midrashic iconographical elements, it may have been modeled on Jewish manuscripts or sources. It is the oldest surviving illuminated Spanish manuscript and is also known as the Tours Pentateuch. There are some sixty miniatures. These illustrations served as a model for the iconographic style of the Beatus of Liébana. (10 th century) 

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