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Illuminated Initial, Borders, And Paraphs, In A Volume Of Works By Ambrose, Jerome, And Others

Illuminated Initial, Borders, And Paraphs, In A Volume Of Works By Ambrose, Jerome, And Others

Medium: Ink, pigments and gold on vellum

Date: 1458

Shelfmark: Harley MS 3049

Item number: f.113r

Length: 38.8

Width: 25.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

The writing of this manuscript was apparently completed in 1458; at the start of the volume is an inscription recording that William Ebchester, Prior of Durham Cathedral, had it made. Typical of this manuscript, but otherwise unusual, is the way in which decoration forms a box around the text which follows an illuminated initial. Another unusual feature found on this page is the gold paraph marks, which have extremely long horizontal extensions, extended still further by the purple penwork flourishing.

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