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Historiated Illuminated Initial, In Glossed Gospel Of Mark

Historiated Illuminated Initial, In Glossed Gospel Of Mark

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1175

Shelfmark: Lansdowne MS 382

Item number: f.6r

Length: 21.6

Width: 14.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

Although this volumes contains just the glossed gospel of Mark, the initial at the start of the gospel text contains roundels representing all four evangelist symbols: the eagle of John, the winged man of Matthew, the winged bull of Luke, and the winged lion of Mark. In the middle is the Lamb of God

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