Harding Bible (18)
Harding Bible was the first work produced by the
scriptorium of the New Monastery, later called Cîteaux.
It was originally in two volumes, but now survives in four and is preserved
in the Bibliothèque
Municipale, Dijon (MSS 12-15). The first of the two volumes was
completed in 1109, or at least the manuscript was written, if
not illuminated by that
date; the second volume is undated and very different in character.
It includes the David Cycle (MS 14), a series of highly decorated
the life of David.
The Bible is today valued for its fine illuminations.