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St. Bernard, Sermons on the Song of Solomon f.6r

St. Bernard, Sermons on the Song of Solomon f.6r

Medium: Ink, pigments and gold on vellum

Date: 1200

Shelfmark: Royal MS 6 C.ix

Item number: f.6r

Length: 34.4

Width: 23

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

The start of the text has an illuminated initial composed of a dragon-like creature and a human(?)-headed quadruped, and enclosing coils of foliage inhabited by conventional 'white lions'. The manuscript was owned by Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, and John, Lord Lumley, whose names appear in the upper and lower margins respectively. Inscriptions on the first and last leaves inform us that the book was bought in Evesham in 1488 by Nicholas Stremer, a member of the Dominican convent at Warwick

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