Winchester Bible on display at the MET

The Winchester Bible on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Opening for the Book of Jeremiah (detail), Winchester Bible, © The Chapter of Winchester Cathedral

Since December 9, 2014, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has been displaying the renowned Winchester Bible. The Bible, which dates back to around 1200, is believed to have been commissioned by Henry of Blois, who was then the Bishop of Winchester. The Bible is usually held at the Winchester Cathedral in England, but the current renovations of the Cathedral have made its medieval illuminations available to the New York public. Titled The Winchester Bible: A Masterpiece of Medieval Art, the exhibition runs through March 9, 2015, in the Medieval Europe Gallery.

For more information: http://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-museum/press-room/exhibitions/2014/winchester-bible

 

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