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Ownership Inscriptions, In Paschasius Radbertus's Commentary On Lamentations

Ownership Inscriptions, In Paschasius Radbertus's Commentary On Lamentations

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1200

Shelfmark: Royal MS 3 A.iv

Item number: f.ii

Length: 26.5

Width: 18.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

Paschasius Radbertus (died c.860) was for about seven years abbot of the French abbey of Corbie, but he resigned this post because of a dispute, and this allowed him to devote more time to study and writing. His works included a biography and several commentaries on biblical texts, including the Old Testament book of Lamentations. This copy was owned by, and probably written at, the Benedictine abbey at Reading. At the top of this flyleaf is the acquisition note of John Theyer (d.1673), and below this is a typical 13th-century ownership inscription and anathema of St. Mary's Abbey, Reading.

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