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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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France, between 1250 and 1300
MS M.193 fol. 514v

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Initial H enclosing hybrid man, body terminating with foliate vine scroll, grasping upright on initial with right hand, looking up toward head of fantastic animal, mouth open, body forming part of initial. Beginning of Priscillian Prologue to John. Initial I enclosing Evangelist John, nimbed, raising right hand in blessing, holding scroll with draped left hand, standing below roofed arch. Below his feet, evangelist symbol (eagle) with scroll. Beginning of John.

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