EXHIBITION: ANTIQUE BIBLES AND BOOKS
Dutch antiquities are
exhibited in the Dutch Museum Saba in Windwardside
and also at other times on request by phone (+599-4165658) or EMAIL
No more than 6 visitors at a time.
After having presented the antique Dutch tiles from 1600-1800 with biblical and other
The complete list of titles can be found here with links to images here with links to images.
Bibles and cultural history
A German book from 1773 about cultures all over the world;
A powerpoint presentation shows miniatures made by medieval Dutch artists the brothers Limburg
in Les Belles Heures (1409)
and miniatures made by Hugo van der
Goes (in 1470 – 1480)
religious books are called Books of Hours.
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A personal note
The collection has been made by an extraordinary woman:
but in 1944 the family, that lived near the bridge over the river the
Rhine, had to evacuate to Friesland.
When she retired, she started to study Greek
and Hebrew because she wanted to discuss with theologians
The feeling of moral obligations related to religion had her in a hostage on one hand and religion was an escape out of the hell on the other hand.
These exhibitions of her collections are also meant to remind and to honour her.
René Caderius van Veen
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