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Decorated Initial In A Copy Of The Practica Alexandri

Decorated Initial In A Copy Of The Practica Alexandri

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1275

Shelfmark: Royal MS 12 B.xvi

Item number: f.4r

Length: 20.6

Width: 14

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

A flyleaf inscription 'Athelnay pertinet' indicates that this book belonged in the Middle Ages to Athelney Abbey, Somerset. It contains an abridged Latin translation of the 'Practica Alexandri', the work on medicine, in twelve books, by the Byzantine physician Alexander of Tralles (c. 525 - c. 605).

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