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#ArtifactoftheDay This is Antiquity of the Jews and the Jewish Wars, Book VII, by ancient Jewish historian Josephus (37-ca. 100 CE). It was printed in Germany in 1470.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#ArtifactoftheDay Besides the Bible, what else was being printed on Gutenberg’s movable-type press? 

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#ArtifactoftheDay This Armenian psalter was printed in 1659 in Turkey, and features a full-page miniature of King David with a decorative headpiece.

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#ArtifactoftheDay The most influential engraver of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries was Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528).

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#ArtifactoftheDay In the Late Middle Ages, the psalter gave way to the Book of Hours as the most popular type of book used for personal devotion.

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#ArtifactoftheDay Bodmer Papyrus XXIV - Psalms 112-114 leaf.

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#ArtifactoftheDay Ethiopic Psalter from the 20th century.

The Psalter is of great importance in the Ethiopic tradition, as well as a book called The Miracles of Mary, which praises the works of Mary the mother of Jesus.

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#ArtifactoftheDay Leaf of the Gutenberg Bible.

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#ArtifactoftheDay A beautifully illuminated miniature Book of Hours in Latin ca. 1500.

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#ArtifactoftheDay Hagia Sophia Lectionary, in Greek (ca. 1050-1080 with additions ca. 1543).

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