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

Illuminated Initial And Borders, 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.193r

Length: 38.8

Width: 24

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 An unusual feature of this manuscript is the way in which decorative borders form a box around the text from an illuminated initial to the lower right corner.

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