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Historiated Initial, In Cassiodorus, Institutiones f.174v

Historiated Initial, In Cassiodorus, Institutiones f.174v

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1200

Shelfmark: Royal MS 13 A.xxi

Item number: f.174v

Length: 25.5

Width: 18.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

Following a preface (see f. 172v) and a list of chapters, this initial 'P', presumably depicting Cassiodorus, introduces the start of the main text. The red annotations in the left margin mainly mark passages that refer to other authors: for example, 'Aug.' in the lower left corner refers to Augustine in the immediately adjacent line of text. Folios 151-192 of this manuscript were formerly part of Arundel MS 36, which has an ownership inscription of the Augustinian priory of the Holy Trinity, Kirkham (Yorkshire).

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