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Illuminated Beatus Initial, In A Psalter

Illuminated Beatus Initial, In A Psalter

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1425

Shelfmark: Harley MS 1025

Item number: f.7r

Length: 23.5

Width: 15.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

The illuminated initial of the first word of the Psalms 'Beatus' (Blessed) is in a style reminiscent of some East Anglian manuscripts, and entries in the calendar relating to saints of Ely further suggest that this manuscript could have been made in the region, perhaps in a book-making centre such as Cambridge.

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