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© Hildesheim, St Godehard |
armed with spears and shields confront Christ. Why have the nations
raged. Christ strikes back with an iron rod.
this page the initial was drawn first and then the script was wrapped
around it. Notice the break in the text at the top of Q and the awkward
compression down the side. Paint was applied after the script: the
last two lines are overlapped by paint. The gilding is rough and hasty.
The rubric was written at a different time from the rest of the quire
as a thicker nib and larger letters were used. Pp73-74, 91-92 form
the outer bifolio of quire 6 and, as observed by Peter Kidd, are written
by a different hand to the rest of the psalter, namely Scribe 6.
Thread holes are in three clusters on bottom left of page, to cover
this initial, not the display letters on p73
of 1st bifolio of quire 6, added later.