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Decorated Initial, In A Volume Of Works By, Or Attributed To, St. Jerome f.142v

Decorated Initial, In A Volume Of Works By, Or Attributed To, St. Jerome f.142v

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1225

Shelfmark: Royal MS 6 D.vi

Item number: f.142v

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 initial 'S' marks the start of Jerome's work on Christian authors, and the works that they wrote. At the edge of the leaf in the lower margin is a guide to the rubricator in small cursive script, which matches the wording of the rubric above.

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