MINIATURIST, French
(active 871-877 in Abbaye de Saint-Amand-en-Pévèle)

Second Bible of Charles the Bald

871-77
Manuscript (Ms. lat. 2)
Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris

The magnificent illuminated manuscript is generally considered to be the major work of the 'classic' group of the late Carolingian codices classified as Franco-Saxon, or Franco-Insular. It is known under the name of Second Bible of Charles the Bald. The codex is beautifully decorated, although it contains no human figures.

The figure shows page 410 of the manuscript. The Carolingian scribes added highly individual decorations to their classical alphabet.