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Harley 7026 f. 4v Lord Lovell
Lord Lovell
Description: Miniature of the patron, Lord Lovell, to the left, with a canon or monk. The inscription on the winding states that he commissioned the manuscript as a gift to Salisbury Cathedral, so that the canons would pray for his soul, and for that of his wife, Maud de Holand: 'Orate pro anima domini iohannis lovell qui hunc librum orinavit ecclesie cathedrali Sarum pro speciali memoria sui et uxoris'. Below, a very faint inscription identifies the other man as, John Siferwas, a monk or friar: 'frater Johes Siferwas'. It is not clear whether this is Lovell receiving the book from Siferwas, or Lovell presenting it to a canon of Salisbury. 
Origin: England, S. (probably Glastonbury) 


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