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Ownership Inscription And Illuminated Initial, In Peter Lombard, Sentences f.4r

Ownership Inscription And Illuminated Initial, In Peter Lombard, Sentences f.4r

Medium: Ink, pigments and gold on vellum

Date: 1210

Shelfmark: Royal MS 9 B.ix

Item number: f.4r

Length: 33

Width: 30.59

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

Of the writings of Peter Lombard (born in Lombardy c. 1100, died as archbishop of Paris in 1160) the most famous was his Sentences, a systematic compendium of theology in four books. This copy was owned by the Benedictine abbey of Sts. Peter, Paul, and Oswald, at Bardney (about 10 miles east of Lincoln) in the Middle Ages. In the upper margin of the first page of text is the ownership inscription ('Collegium de Tateshall') of the collegiate church of the Holy Trinity, Tattershall, about 10 miles south-east of Bardney. The illuminated initial overlapped and obscured one word of the rubric, which therefore had to be re-written. In the extreme lower left corner is a note of the number of quires used in making the manuscript: 'xxiiii quaterni'.

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