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Decorated Initial, In St. Gregory's Sermons On Ezekiel f.64r

Decorated Initial, In St. Gregory's Sermons On Ezekiel f.64r

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1110

Shelfmark: Royal MS 6 B.i

Item number: f.64r

Length: 30.2

Width: 19.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

At least two monks from the Benedictine priory at Dunster (near Minehead, Somerset) went on to become abbots of Bath Abbey, of which Dunster was a cell. 15th-century inscriptions on a flyleaf of this manuscript mention John Dunster, and two men of this name were priors of Bath in the early and late 15th centuries. This suggests that the manuscript may come from the library of Bath abbey. The tail of the decorated initial 'Q' which marks the start of the second series of sermons in this volume, is formed of a dragon sprouting foliage from its mouth.

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