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Clerk from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 224

Clerk from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 224

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Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a devoted clerk of Pisa, having left his bride to become a monk after the appearance of the Virgin at his wedding, who scolded him for deserting her. Image taken from f. 224 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

In medieval illuminated manuscripts, bas-de-page scenes are unframed, sometimes whimsical images that appear below the written text and may or may not refer to it.

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1310 - 1320
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British Library
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