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Historiated Initial With Job On The Dunghill, In A Volume Containing The 'Sentences' Of St. Isidore, And Two Abridgements Of The 'Moralia' Of St. Gregory

Historiated Initial With Job On The Dunghill, In A Volume Containing The 'Sentences' Of St. Isidore, And Two Abridgements Of The 'Moralia' Of St. Gregory

Medium: Ink, pigments and gold on vellum

Date: 1275

Shelfmark: Royal MS 8 F.x

Item number: f.116r

Length: 27.6

Width: 19.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

The second abridgement of Gregory's 'Moralia In Job' is written in a different and much smaller script than the rest of the volume: it was probably written in the first half of the century, when it was normal for scribes to write the first line of text above the top ruled line, rather than below it. The rubric attributes the text to 'S. Cant.': Stephen Langton (c.1155-1228), Archbishop of Canterbury. The initial 'U' depicts Job on the Dunghill, visited by his wife.

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