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Decorated Initial, In A Volume Of Works By, Or Attributed To, St. Jerome f.58v

Decorated Initial, In A Volume Of Works By, Or Attributed To, St. Jerome f.58v

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1225

Shelfmark: Royal MS 6 D.vi

Item number: f.58v

Length: 37.7

Width: 25.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

St. Jerome (c.340-420) is most famous, as a writer, for having made a new translation of the Bible (the Hebrew Old Testament and the Greek New Testament), into Latin, which was used throughout the Middle Ages and beyond, and was the basis for many translations into modern languages. This manuscript was written at the Cistercian Abbey of Coggeshall, in Essex. This large initial 'I' introduces Book II of Jerome's Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew. The solid panel of green on which the first two words of the text are written in white, is very unusual. The text underlined in red is discussed in the following work, as explained at the front of the book (f. 1v)

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