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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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France, between 1250 and 1300
MS M.193 fol. 497v

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Initial Q enclosing hybrid man, tongue emerging from mouth, raising right hand, indicating head with left hand, body terminating with foliate vine scroll. Beginning of Prologue to Luke. Initial L enclosing Evangelist Luke, nimbed, seated on bench, pen in right hand, scraper in left hand, writing on parchment on desk before him. Head of Evangelist symbol (ox), nimbed, in lower right corner. Beginning of Priscillian Prologue of Luke.

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