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The illustrations on these leaves from the Postilla Litteralis (Literal Commentary) of Nicholas of Lyra are based on Bible passages. View the five images and read the passages that inspired them. The highlighted text indicates the portions that most directly relate to the illustrations.

The illustrations on these leaves from the Postilla Litteralis (Literal Commentary) of Nicholas of Lyra are based on Bible passages. View the five images and read the passages that inspired them. The highlighted text indicates the portions that most directly relate to the illustrations.

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Curtain of the Tabernacle, one of six illustrated leaves from the Postilla Litteralis (Literal Commentary) of Nicholas of Lyra, ca. 1360–1380
French
Opaque watercolor, iron-gall ink and gold on vellum
The Cloisters Collection, 2011 (2011.20.1)

Floor Plan of the Tabernacle, one of six illustrated leaves from the Postilla Litteralis (Literal Commentary) of Nicholas of Lyra, ca. 1360–1380
French
Opaque watercolor, iron-gall ink and gold on vellum
The Cloisters Collection, 2011 (2011.20.2)

Arrangement of the Levite Camps around the Tabernacle, one of six illustrated leaves from the Postilla Litteralis (Literal Commentary) of Nicholas of Lyra, ca. 1360–1380
French
Opaque watercolor, iron-gall ink and gold on vellum
The Cloisters Collection, 2011 (2011.20.3)

Elevation of Solomon's Temple, one of six illustrated leaves from the Postilla Litteralis (Literal Commentary) of Nicholas of Lyra, ca. 1360–1380
French
Opaque watercolor, iron-gall ink and gold on vellum
The Cloisters Collection, 2011 (2011.20.4)

Brazen Sea, one of six illustrated leaves from the Postilla Litteralis (Literal Commentary) of Nicholas of Lyra, ca. 1360–1380
French
Opaque watercolor, iron-gall ink and gold on vellum
The Cloisters Collection, 2011 (2011.20.5)