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Initial "P" (Paulus Apostolus)

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Description Two confronted winged dragons stare menacingly at one another within the shaft of this letter "P." A third, larger dragon with multicolor wings occurs in the upper part of the letter. From its mouth emanates a curling foliate vine-scroll.
Provenance Priory scriptorium of Rochester Cathedral, England, 12th century [possible reference in catalog in Textus Roffensis, Rochester Cathedral Library Ms. A.3.5, fol. 230r; more certain reference in 1202 library catalog in British Library Ms. Royal 5 B.XII, fol. 2r]; Leon Gruel, Paris, before 1931 [mode of acquisition unknown, no. 1138]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, before 1931, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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ca. 1130 (Medieval)
ink and pigments on cream-colored parchment of medium thickness
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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14 9/16 x 10 13/16 in. (37 x 27.4 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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