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  • Record Number: 4380
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  • Title: The midwife in the Holkham Bible Picture Book [The article suggests that the illuminations of the Nativity in the Holkham Bible Picture Book confuse the figures of St. Anastasia and Salome, the midwife at Mary's birth. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Notes and Queries , 1 (March 1992): Pages 22 - 24.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Anastasia, Saint Hagiography Holkham Bible Picture Book, Illuminated Bible Iconography Illumination of Manuscripts Jesus Christ- Birth in Art Midwives in Art Salome, Midwife (Biblical Figure) in Art
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14
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  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript; London, Bristish Library, Add. 47682 (formerly Holkham Hall 666). Known as the Holkham Bible Picture Book. Includes pictures and texts for events in "Genesis" up until the Flood, the life of Christ, and His second coming. The text is in Anglo-Norman.
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00293970
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