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Decorated Initial, In Ivo of Chartres, Commentary On The Psalms f.48v

Decorated Initial, In Ivo of Chartres, Commentary On The Psalms f.48v

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1210

Shelfmark: Royal MS 3 C.v

Item number: f.48v

Length: 35.7

Width: 23.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

The usual liturgical divisions of the Psalms--which accommodated the daily prayer services of religious communities--are marked by large decorated initials, even though this is not a liturgical book: such divisions would have been very familiar to readers, and would thus have helped them to navigate their way through the long text. At the lower edge of the leaf, partly trimmed, is a quire signature.

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