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Decorated Initials, In St. Jerome's Commentary On Jeremiah

Decorated Initials, In St. Jerome's Commentary On Jeremiah

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1100

Shelfmark: Royal MS 3 B.xvi

Item number: f.97v

Length: 32.5

Width: 20

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

Jerome's Commentary on Jeremiah is one of the last books he wrote, but he died (in 420) before he could complete it. This copy has been attributed to Bath Abbey because it appears to be written by the same scribe as another manuscript, also in at the British Library, whose contents suggest an origin at the Abbey. The final book of the work is marked by a large initial 'P' in red, ornamented with rows of green dots; the smaller initial 'H' reverses these colours.

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