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First Two Days of Creation (Genesis 1: 1-8)
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First Two Days of Creation (Genesis 1: 1-8)


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Description This folio from Walters manuscript W.106 is the first image in a series of Bible pictures. The artist William de Brailes tells the Genesis story, condensing two days of Creation into one image. On the first day of Creation, God created heaven and earth, and the earth was without form and void. The Spirit of God moved across the face of the waters, and we see God himself gesturing to the Spirit with his right hand. God raises his left hand to the waters above him, which he separated from the firmament, beneath his feet, on the second day.
Provenance Léon Gruel, Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, June 6, 1903, by purchase [see The Diaries of George Lucas]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903

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Period
ca. 1250 (Medieval)
Medium
ink and pigment on parchment
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.106.1R
Measurements
H: 5 3/16 x W: 3 3/4 in. (13.2 x 9.5 cm)
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