Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

. . . and Roll

Posted in Beinecke Library by beineckepoetry on June 19, 2008

MS 410               England, [15th century]
Indulgence Scroll (in Lat. and Eng.)
Parchment roll, 1515 x 165 mm., unevenly trimmed at top and bottom, composed of three membranes segments glued together, the third an addition of the late fifteenth century.  Written and decorated area, 1391 x 141 mm.  Single bounding lines and guidelines for text (6mm. apart) ruled in lead. Written in gothic liturgical script in brown and red ink.

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