Ashburnham Pentateuch, 6th or 7th Century

Folio 58r - The Hebrews forced to make bricks

Detail of Pharaoh from panel 1.Detail of Pharaoh from panel 2.
moïse et aaron devant pharaonMoses and Aaron before Pharaoh
hébreux soumis à la corvéeHebrews subjected to forced labour
moïse et dieuMoses and God
moïse et aaron devant pharaonMoses and Aaron before Pharaoh
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, NAL 2334, folio 58r. Also known as the Tours Pentateuch. A Latin illuminated manuscript of the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Old Testament). This manuscript is probably from the late 6th or early 7th centuries (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.


From the same manuscript:
Esau.
Joseph supervises the harvest in the years of plenty.
Pharaoh allowing Joseph to go to Canaan.
The Hebrews forced to build an Egyptian city.
Pharaoh's army drowns.






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