The Winchester Bible (1160-70)

The Winchester Bible is referred to a Romanesque illuminated manuscript that was produced for Winchester Cathedral between 1150 and 1175. It is vital to comprehending the history of medieval art since it was left partially completed, providing insights into how these kinds of Bibles were created and produced. The Winchester Bible is a clear representation of the giant bibles that originated in Italy in the mid-eleventh century, containing the whole Christian Bible text from Genesis to Revelation. The Winchester Bible was quite significant to the monastic communities during the Romanesque period which is evident in the context of the Gregorian reform movement, initiated by Pope Gegory VII.

Works Cited

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