Decorated Initial And Ownership Inscriptions, In Augustine, Commentary On The Psalms, Psalms 101-150
Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum
St. Augustine (354-430) has been described as 'one of the most prolific geniuses that humanity has ever known'. He wrote dozens of works, amounting to millions of words, on a variety of subjects. His Commentary on the 150 Psalms--so long that is was often divided into several volumes--was one of the most important. This copy was written at the cathedral priory of Rochester.
In the lower margin inscriptions record that this volume was written for Ernulf, bishop of Rochester (1115-1124), and was kept in the cloister there.