careful examination of seepage and staining on this page reveals some
information about the area of the patch on the recto, p285. Strong
back-lighting does not show any traces of an image beneath the patch.
Colour stain in the area of the p285 painted initial is very slight,
but the green of the caption is strongly pronounced. The word 'Parce''
is even legible in reverse. This suggest the illumination was painted
and dried before the patch was stuck in, while the caption was written
afterwards, so the wet ink seeped through. (The red E and blue O etc.
down the right margin are transferred from p287.) The strength of
this green ink seep, through four surfaces, can be compared with writing
in the calendar quire. P16 clearly shows
the writing from its recto, p15, but there
is no evidence of p13 text, four surfaces
away, on p16.