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Initial "P" (Paulus Apostolus)


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Description Abstract palmettes adorn the shaft of this letter "P." The upper part of the letterform includes a blue dragons head and is filled with a large bloom emerging from succulent green leaves.
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.18.206V
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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