Scenes from the Apocalypse from a Bible Moralisée

Scenes from the Apocalypse from a Bible Moralisée

Date ca. 1225-35

Movement Gothic | Rayonnant, Court Style

Medium Ink, tempera, and gold leaf on vellum

Dimensions 15 x 10.5″

Housed at Pierpont Morgan Library, New York

 

Bibles such as these were made for the royal court, and served as a source of moral instruction for good leaders. As with the Blanche of Castile Psalter, the illustrations were arranged much like the stained glass windows of the era—even the checkerboard pattern outside the roundels is similar to the designs at Sainte-Chapelle.