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Illuminated Initial And Full Border, In A Volume Of Works By Ambrose, Jerome, And Others

Illuminated Initial And Full Border, 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.138v

Length: 39

Width: 25.3

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. As elsewhere in this manuscript, even the most lavish decoration is not of very high quality: the lack of modelling and 'finish' in some places, such as the green leaves in the lower margin, give the ornament an unfinished appearance.

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