The Ten Commandments, 1430 text

The Ten Commandments, 1430 text

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Caption: The Ten Commandments. Illuminated manuscript miniature from the 15th-century Alba Bible, depicting The Ten Commandment written in golden letters (The Book of Deuteronomy). The Alba Bible, completed in 1430, is a translation of the Old Testament from Hebrew into Medieval Castilian. It was commissioned in 1422. The 513 pages are illustrated with 334 miniatures, produced by members of the Franciscan Order in Toledo. The original is displayed in Madrid, Spain. 500 facsimile editions were produced in 1992.

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