Timothy

f. 409, II Timothy: At the top is a running head in red and blue display capitals, saying 'P(ro)logus ad Thimoth(e)um II (secundum)'.   The page shows four different types of decorated initial. 

At the top of the left column of writing is a capital N decorated by the scribe, G. de Fécamp, containing a frontal male face drawn in the ink of the text. Next, in the right column is a letter I for the first prologue to II Timothy, which begins with the word 'Item' (again), containing a dragon motif with a human head and leafy tail. 

Timothy

A second prologue beginning with the name 'Timotheum' contains in the T initial a seated man playing a psaltery with plectrum.  Next is the opening initial for II Timothy which begins with the name 'Paulus', for Paul the author of the epistle to Timothy, and, as is usual for the illustration of this book of the bible, it contains a portrait of St Paul (with his characteristic balding head) holding a book and a sword.  The painted initials are done in shades of blue and pink with a gold fillet or a gold background and the rest of the opening word is written in large display capitals.

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