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A Decorated Letter, in St. Augustine, Miscellaneous Works

A Decorated Letter, in St. Augustine, Miscellaneous Works

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1100

Shelfmark: Royal MS 5 B II

Item number: f. 30r

Length: 31

Width: 20.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated Manuscript

The script, and the unusual style of decoration, are so similar to that in a book from Bath Cathedral, that it is likely that this book also come from Bath. The style of the decoration of the initial 'A' resembles the vine-stem ornament similar to that found in 12th-century Italian manuscripts.

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