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Decorated Initial, In St. Augustine, Miscellaneous Works f.63v

Decorated Initial, In St. Augustine, Miscellaneous Works f.63v

Medium: Ink on vellum

Date: 1100

Shelfmark: Royal MS 5 B.ii

Item number: f.63v

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. Close inspection reveals that this decorated red initial 'Q' was sketched in brown pencil, and then executed to a different design in red ink. The hole in the lower margin is a natural flaw in the vellum.

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