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Decorated Initial, In Peter Of Waltham's 'Source Book Of Self-Discipline' f.67r

Decorated Initial, In Peter Of Waltham's 'Source Book Of Self-Discipline' f.67r

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1200

Shelfmark: Royal MS 7 A.vii

Item number: f.67r

Length: 24.7

Width: 17.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated Manuscript

Peter of Waltham was an archdeacon of London, about whom little is know except that he died around 1196. His one surviving work is a sort of summary of the vastly longer 'Moralia In Job' by St. Gregory the Great. This copy was owned in the Middle Ages by the Benedictine priory of St. Felix, Felixstowe, in Suffolk, which was a cell of Rochester Priory.

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