Ashburnham Pentateuch, 6th or 7th Century

Detail of Pharaoh's army drowns

portrayed as Romano-Byzantine soldiers


Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, NAL 2334, folio 68r. Also known as the Tours Pentateuch. This manuscript is probably from the late 6th or early 7th centures (with later additions), but a 5th century date has also been claimed. It was probably made in Roman North Africa, Spain, Syria or provincial Italy.

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