Lancelot-Graal Project
Amsterdam, Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica, MS 1, vol. ii, f. 202r


Penflourished initials, two lines high, were typically used to mark paragraph divisions in this manuscript.  The initial letter here is painted in blue and the flourishing of the letter is in red, while the penflourished border is in both colours with trails in the upper and lower margins in red.  Typically red and blue letters alternate, with flourishing predominantly in the opposite colour.  Border motifs of inverted 'J' shapes are characteristic of this flourisher's repertoire.  The flourished vertical in the bottom margin ends incomplete as the bottom of the margin was cut off, probably at a post-medieval rebinding.

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