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Confessiones

Confessiones

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Creator: Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo
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Date: [between 1125 and 1150]
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Description:
Ten illuminated initials of good quality, 19- to 6-line, drawn in brown ink against medium blue, reddish orange and/or ochre grounds. The initials are constructed of scrolling vines with stylized foliage and/or winged dragons, with vines issuing from their mouths, accentuated or shaded in red. Some initials inhabited by winged dragons, f. 10v with grotesque (outlined by prickings), f. 25r with a nude male figure. Headings in red.
Binding: Nineteenth century, France. Brown, diced calf with a gold-tooled spine and title: "Confescion/ Santti/ Augustini" and "Manuscrit/ du 12^e siecle".
Abstract:
Manuscript on parchment (thick and furry, numerous imperfections, some repaired) of Augustine, Confessiones.
Physical Description:
ff. i + i + i + 76 + i : parchment ; 302 x 210 (226 x 150) mm.
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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Teaching resource: Barbara A. Shailor, Medieval Studies
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High Resolution (image/tiff)
Object ID: 10269768
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