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Decorated Initial, In A Commentary On Psalms 109-149

Decorated Initial, In A Commentary On Psalms 109-149

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 950

Shelfmark: Royal MS 4 A.xiv

Item number: f.1r

Length: 27.7

Width: 16.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

This manuscript must have been copied from an exemplar that was both mis-bound, and missing some leaves: although it seems to be complete and bound in the correct sequence, there are gaps in the text (Psalms 112, 113, etc.) are missing), and the order of some psalms is in disarray (Psalm 116 follows 149). It has been identified as a manuscript which was in the library at Worcester Cathedral in the early 17th century, and it had doubtless been there since the Middle Ages. The original text starts with an initial 'D' for the opening of Psalm 109. A 12th-century scribe has added a rubric identifying the text as a commentary by St. Jerome.

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