Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Tower of Babel

The Tower of Babel
1000 pieces

This was actually a bit challenging.  Also got us hooked on the concept of the Tower of Babel

The Bedford Hours, now among the finest treasures of the British Library, is one of the most magnificent illuminated manuscripts in existence. Produced in the fifteenth century over a period of twenty or more years in the studio of the Bedford Master-whose identity remained a mystery for several centuries-the manuscript contains scores of elaborate medallions and miniature scenes surrounded by painstakingly detailed scrollwork, initials, line-fillers, and other artistic adornments. The image reproduced here, one of the Bedford Hours' major painted pages, is a depiction of the Tower of Babel story from Genesis. Assembled puzzle measures 20 x 29.

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