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Initial P: Saint Paul; Initial P: A Bishop Giving a Letter to a Messenger

Unknownabout 1280–1290

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

In the initial P at the top of the page, Paul passes a scroll to a messenger who will convey the author's letter to the Philippians, as a bishop, who stands between them, looks on. The monk writing on a scroll in the initial P at lower left suggests the manuscript's monastic origins--it was probably created in a monastic scriptorium and originally used by a community of monks in Bologna, where it was made.

Details

  • Title: Initial P: Saint Paul; Initial P: A Bishop Giving a Letter to a Messenger
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: about 1280–1290
  • Location Created: Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
  • Physical Dimensions: Leaf: 37.5 × 24.8 cm (14 3/4 × 9 3/4 in.)
  • Type: Folio
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Tempera colors, gold leaf, and ink on parchment
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 83.MA.60.501
  • Culture: Italian
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. Ludwig I 11, fol. 501
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Manuscripts (Documents)

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