Five centuries ago, an art form that had prospered for several hundred years died out. The illuminated Bibles of the 12th to 17th centuries may have been inspired by both sunlight streaming through monastery windows and by the painstaking work of ancient Jewish scribes.

But Gutenberg’s marvelous movable type press drew a curtain over such heroic efforts to add colorful depictions to the holy text.

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