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The Reverse Of The Drawing Of Christ Among The Candlesticks, In Matthew Paris's 'Book Of Additions'

The Reverse Of The Drawing Of Christ Among The Candlesticks, In Matthew Paris's 'Book Of Additions'

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1250

Shelfmark: Cotton MS Nero D I

Item number: f.156v

Length: 35.2

Width: 23

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated Manuscript

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The miscellaneous contents of this leaf include a prayer and a drawing, but near the middle of the page Matthew has written in red: 'Let nothing more be written on this page lest the picture be damaged and the parchment being transparent it can be better seen if held up to the light'. A pale ghost of the drawing can be seen even without back-lighting, and it is apparent that the dark ink lines of the drawing are later additions, to make the drawing more legible.

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