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Litany Of Saints, Appended To Letbert of St.-Ruf, Flores Psalterii

Litany Of Saints, Appended To Letbert of St.-Ruf, Flores Psalterii

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1350

Shelfmark: Sloane MS 1935

Item number: f.186v

Length: 20.5

Width: 14.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

In the twelfth line of the second column on this page St. Osyth appears at the top of the list of virgins, second only to Mary Magdalene, and her name is followed by a roman numeral 'ii', indicating that her name should be invoked twice. Osyth, along with St. Augustine in the first column, and Sts. Peter and Paul on the previous page, are the only saints in the litany to be given this prominence, so the manuscript must have been written for the Augustinian abbey of Sts. Peter, Paul, and Osyth, in St. Osyth, Essex.

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