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Illuminated Initial And Press-Mark, In A Commentary On Psalms 51-100 f.1r

Illuminated Initial And Press-Mark, In A Commentary On Psalms 51-100 f.1r

Medium: Ink, pigments and gold on vellum

Date: 1210

Shelfmark: Royal MS 19 C.v

Item number: f.1r

Length: 31.8

Width: 21

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

The text of this manuscript is mainly a much-expanded version of the commentary by Peter Lombard (d. c.1160). The Latin text of the psalms is written in short sections in large double-spaced script, and the commentary on each of these is written in single-spaced lines in French. There is an erased 14th-century ownership note and anathema of 'Lexyngtona', and another flyleaf note 'Lexhinton', which probably indicate ownership by Laxton in Nottinghamshire. There is also a later press-mark and an erased ownership inscription of the Dominicans of Exeter. The decoration of the initial 'D' of Psalm 51is typical of the 'Channel' style, practised on both sides of the English Channel c.1200. The Exeter press-mark is the 'F 1' inscribed in the top right margin.

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