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THE INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE REFORMATION IS CLOSED FOR TRANSFORMATION

Chignon Bible

This tiny little bible owes its name to the fact that it could easily be hidden in women’s hair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discretion was key during the “Desert”, that period during which Protestantism was outlawed in France. It was forbidden to have private access to the Bible.

Chignon Bible, 1759. Loan from Musée du Désert, Mialet (France).