EXHIBITION – National Library of Portugal – 28 Oct. 2021 to 22 Jan. 2022
Showroom – 3rd floor | Free entrance.
The exhibition focusses on the Romanesque Bible manuscripts that have been preserved in Portuguese collections. During the Middle Ages these venerable books displayed their splendor, and they still do so up to the present day, with some being true artistic treasures celebrating the art of illumination. Besides offering us a privileged view of medieval religious practices, the Romanesque Bibles on show represent an unquestionable cultural and artistic heritage, fully justifying their study over the centuries. Alongside a few other, later exemplars of the Sacred Page, this exhibition seeks to introduce to the public works that, in various ways, continue to fascinate and enrich. The opportunity to inspect the Bibles from close by enables the spectator to reconnect to this patrimony and to reflect upon his or her own culture.
Scientific committee: Maria Adelaide Miranda and Luís Correia de Sousa in collaboration with Xavier van Binnebeke