A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Add. C. 269

Summary Catalogue no.: 29564

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine and good initials. (P&A iii. 251, pl. XXIV)

fol. 4r

  • Type initial B
  • Subject Gold 14-line initial with acanthus-leaf and floral designs, and lion mask joining together two loops of B. Vertical stroke of the initial is decorated with a medallion with a bust of crowned King David holding sceptre.

fol. 39r

  • Type initial D
  • Subject Two mythological beasts, placed symmetrically inside the loop of D.

fol. 52r

  • Type initial Q
  • Subject Two birds, placed symmetrically inside the loop of the initial; dragon forming the tail of Q.

fol. 93r

  • Type initial C
  • Subject Acanthus-leaf and floral designs, two birds' heads.

fol. 52r

  • Type initial D
  • Subject Two birds, placed symmetrically inside the loop of the initial.

History

Origin: 12th century, end ; English

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Summary Catalogue and supplementary sources.