Ashburnham Pentateuch - Moses receiving the law.
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Title:Ashburnham Pentateuch - Moses receiving the law

"The Ashburnham Pentateuch (Paris, Bibl. Nat. MS nouv. acq. lat. 2334, also known as the Tours Pentateuch) is a late 6th or early 7th century illuminated manuscript of the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Old Testament). It is thought to have originally included as many as 68 full page miniatures. The origin of this manuscript is uncertain. Although it has been described by some scholars as Spanish, it may have come from North Africa, Syria or Italy." -- from Wikipedia

One of the most interesting aspects of this early Christian view of Moses receiving the Ten Commandments is the depiction of God on the mountain top; a shining half-face, the eye-pupil, peers out of a large eye-shaped white form.

Date:c. 600
Building:Bibliothèque nationale de France
Object/Function:Books and manuscripts

Scripture:Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20
Person as Subject:Moses (Biblical figure)
Lectionary links:AProp22
General Subject:Ten Commandments

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Record Number:54272 Last Updated: 2010-12-07 15:00:00 Record Created: 2009-03-19 13:21:04
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