Northern France, probably Paris, c. 1250–60
Historiated Initial I with the Seven
Days of Creation and the Crucifixion. Extending
the entire length of the page, this initial I that begins
the Book of Genesis has seven compartments showing the days of Creation.
On the sixth day God creates Adam and Eve; on the seventh day he
rests, holding a book. A miniature of the Crucifixion hangs from
the base of the letter, linking the events of the Old Testament
to the New Testament.
College Libraries, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, Treasure MS BS
75 1200z, fol. 4v