[between 1100 and 1115]
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Script: Written in an elegant French minuscule, chapter divisions added in margins by a later hand.
Twenty-seven fine aniconic initials, 20- to 7-lines. The initials are drawn in black pen, filled with yellow, brown or blue, most with interlace knots at midpoints and terminals, some with dragon heads, infilled with intertwining palmette foliage against irregular red, blue, green, and yellow panelled grounds. Prologues open with 10- to 4-line initials, red and blue with terminals in a leafy "arabesque" design. Chapters with 3-line initials in red. 1-line initials, running headings, and rubrics throughout. Marginalia sometimes outlined in red.
Binding: Nineteenth century. Red velvet case. Leather placemarks on fore edge.
Manuscript on parchment (trimmed) of what appears to be the second of a two-volume Bible.
ff. i + 197 + i : parchment ; 273 x 187 (202 x 121) mm.
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Teaching resource: Barbara A. Shailor, Medieval Studies
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