Item No: mcai630081
Additional Title: Bible
Rare Book Department
Beginning of the Song of Songs
These leaves seem to form a group because of the consistency of the leaf and text measurements and the ruling pattern; leaves are paginated with pencil numbers in the upper left-hand corner of each side of each leaf.
This leaf is from a set of thirty-one leaves that were cut from a single manuscript that once comprised a complete Bible.
This page begins the Song of Songs, which is also known as the Canticles or the Song of Solomon, who was believed to have written the book. The book comprises a collection of poems on the theme of love, which explains the subject of the historiated initial O, which depicts the Virgin enthroned and embracing the Christ Child.
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Lewis E M 63:1-31