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Initial "P" (Paulus Apostolus)


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Description Two confronted leonine animals with elongated necks straddle the frame of the shaft of this letter "P," biting their own forepaws. Another animal is entangled in the spiraling foliage that fills the upper part of the letterform.
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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Period
ca. 1130 (Medieval)
Medium
ink and pigments on cream-colored parchment of medium thickness
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.18.213V
Measurements
H: 15 3/16 x W: 11 1/8 in. (38.5 x 28.3 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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