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First page of Book III with historiated initial, [ca 1400]

Reference Number: MSR-19-f024r

Leaf from Boethius' treatise on philosophy. Folio 24 includes historiated initial "I" depicting an elongated shape (the kneeling figure of Philosophy in her red robe). A marginal drawing at the top of the page is of a green dragon. Colours for intitial and borders include green, purple, blue, orange with burnished gold surrounds. The text begins "Iam canticum illa finierat..."

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Boethius, Anicius Manlius Torquatus Severinus ca 480-524 : Consolatio Philosphiae (Consolation of Philosophy), Reference Number MSR-19 (2 digitised items)

Extent: 1 pageMs on vellum, 289 x 218mm. Manuscript

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