This week’s entry for the Penn Parchment Project is MS Codex 236, thought to be from France, and dated to ca. 1235-1240. It is a Vulgate Bible, including prologues by Jerome and the Prayer of Manasseh, and is illuminated throughout. To find out more about the manuscript and to view a full digital facsimile visit http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017/d/medren/1551791.
A short video showing some sample pages from the manuscript.
A close-up of the folio from which our sample was taken.
A complete opening.