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Display Capitals, In St. Augustine's Commentary On Psalm 51-101

Display Capitals, In St. Augustine's Commentary On Psalm 51-101

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1110

Shelfmark: Royal MS 5 D.v

Item number: f.6v

Length: 43

Width: 29

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

St. Augustine, bishop of Hippo in North Africa (354-430) wrote a commentary on all 150 Psalms, but the work is so long that it is usually divided into three volumes, containing Psalms 1-50, 51-100, and 101-150. This is the third volume of such a three-volume set. Marginalia written by the same scribe as marginalia in other manuscripts probably owned in the Middle Ages by Bath Abbey, make it likely that this volume comes from there too. This page, which faces the start of the text, contains a title in elegant display capitals, in lines alternately red, green, red, blue.

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