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Decorated Initial, In A Volume Containing Isidore Of Seville's 'Sentences' And Other Works f.24v

Decorated Initial, In A Volume Containing Isidore Of Seville's 'Sentences' And Other Works f.24v

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1170

Shelfmark: Royal MS 5 E.iv

Item number: f.24v

Length: 19.8

Width: 12.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

St. Isidore (c.560-636), bishop of Seville was a prolific writer, perhaps his most famous work being the encyclopaedic 'Etymologies'. His 'Sentences' are a compilation of theological excerpts, arranged in three books, drawn mostly from St. Gregory the Great and St. Augustine. An inscription on a flyleaf suggests that this manuscript was perhaps owned during the Middle Ages by the Franciscan convent in Bristol. Most of this page is occupied by a list of chapters; this is followed by a rubric, and the start of Book II of the 'Sentences' with a blue initial 'O', five lines high, enclosing decoration in green, red, and a yellowish brown.

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