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Title [Manuscript illumination: heads]
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Date early - mid 13th century
Id Number Current Accession F.122.1-7
Id Number Current Repository 1321
Inscription Print sellerīs details, and price "25/-" pasted to sheet; T.E.B. number "5770e" in ink.
Location Creation Site North Italy (Bologna)
Subject Illuminated manuscripts;
Material Paint and gold leaf on parchment.
Notes Seven small, inhabited initials. Manuscript fragments, mounted on card. Related to F.33.1-8, F.34.1-9 and F.123. All of which may come from a glossed text of the canon law. Glossed texts were common during this period and indeed throughout medieval times. A glossed text would include a body of text (such as the Bible for example) surrounded by further text which would act as an aid - commentating on, elucidating or translating the main text. The gloss would usually appear in the margins or between the lines. These would have originally been part of the Central School's Teaching Examples Collection.
Rights University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Work Type Fine Art
 

 

 

 

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