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Illuminated Initials, In Peter Lombard, Commentary On The Pauline Epistles f.232v

Illuminated Initials, In Peter Lombard, Commentary On The Pauline Epistles f.232v

Medium: Ink, pigments and gold on vellum

Date: 1175

Shelfmark: Royal MS 4 E.viii

Item number: f.232v

Length: 43.5

Width: 30.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

Peter Lombard (born in Lombardy), was a student and then teacher in Paris, where he became archbishop shortly before his death in 1160. He wrote a number of commentaries and theological works in the 1140s-1150s, including this commentary of the New Testament letters of St. Paul, which became a standard text throughout the rest of the Middle Ages. The initial 'P's which introduce the text of the Epistle to Titus and its commentary fall on the last leaf of the 29th quire, with a bold quire-signature in roman numerals in the lower margin: '.XXIX.'.

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