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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.

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  • Title: Initial P: Saint Paul; Initial P: A Bishop Giving a Letter to a Messenger
  • Date Created: about 1280 - 1290
  • Location Created: Bologna, Italy
  • Physical Dimensions: w24.8 x h37.5 cm
  • Type: Folio
  • Rights: http://www.getty.edu/legal/copyright.html
  • External Link: http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=3194
  • Medium: "Tempera colors, gold leaf, and ink on parchment"
  • illuminator: Unknown
  • Terms of Use: http://www.getty.edu/legal/copyright.html
  • Subject: Bishops, Saint Paul

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