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Detailed record for Additional 10293/4

f. 1 
Title First folio of Lancelot du Lac (leaf extracted from Additional MS 10293)
Title First folio of La Queste del Saint Graal (leaf extracted from Additional MS 10294)
Origin France, N. (Saint-Omer or Tournai)
Date c.1316
Language French
Script Gothic
Decoration 1 large miniature in colours on a gold ground of King Ban of Benoith and King Bohort of Gaunes, within pink, blue and red borders with penwork decoration in white, framed in silver, above an initial in gold on a blue and rose ground with penwork decoration in white. Full bar border with hybrid creatures, animals and human figures, one side consisting of a 3-storey chapel, each storey containing a courtly character. Initials in red or blue with pen-flourishing in the other colour and pen-flourished partial borders in blue and red extending the length of the page along the edge of each column.
Dimensions in mm 400 x 305 (290 x 220)
Official foliation ff. 2 (+ 1 unfoliated paper flyleaf at the beginning, 2 between ff. 1 and 2 and 19 at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in house. Rebound in 1860.
Provenance See Additional 10293 and 10294.
Notes 10293, f.1 and 10294, f.1 are bound together. The manuscript is now bound as four separate volumes: Additional 10292, 10293, 10294 and 10293/4, ff. 1.
A note on the first paper flyleaf states: 'Separated from the volume for better preservation, 6 December, 1860'.
Select bibliography See Additional 10293 and 10294


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