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Arundel 43 f. 80v Donatus writing his grammar
Donatus writing his grammar
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Description: Full-page miniature of Donatus writing his grammar, his ink-pot held by a monk labelled 'Heinre'(?), with two short poems in hexameters in the upper left and upper right corners: the first poem compares the breaking open of fruits, nuts, wine-jars and bees' cells, which in each case reveals the more valuable contents inside, to the similar discovery of knowledge, once the real meaning is found 'beneath' the literal meaning; the second poem is a simple tribute to the scribe of the manuscript, the painter of Donatus' portrait and the author of the manuscript; at the end of Sedulius Scotus's Expositio super primam edicionem Donati grammatici. 
Origin: Germany 


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