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Inhabited Initial, In Augustine, Commentary On The Psalms, Psalms 101-150

Inhabited Initial, In Augustine, Commentary On The Psalms, Psalms 101-150

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1120

Shelfmark: Royal MS 5 D.ii

Item number: f.52r

Length: 37.1

Width: 27.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated Manuscript

St. Augustine (354-430) has been described as 'one of the most prolific geniuses that humanity has ever known'. He wrote dozens of works, amounting to millions of words, on a variety of subjects. His Commentary on the 150 Psalms--so long that is was often divided into several volumes--was one of the most important. This copy was written at the cathedral priory of Rochester.

Psalm 109 is marked by a fine decorated initial 'Q', containing two dog-like creatures, and whose tail is formed of a bearded man.

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