A Cape Town University of the Western Cape tagged image from photographer – CRC, University of Edinburgh as published on Flickr.
Lectura Super Logicalia Aristotelis Petri de Mera, Andree de Alchmaria, Theodrici Meysach, 1477, f.162r
Image by CRC, University of Edinburgh
A page of Latin text in two columns below a large historiated initial. The initial is red and contains the figures of the Virgin Mary, clothed in a red dress and white cape and wearing a crown, holding the baby Jesus, clothed in white. In a circle around the initial is bold Latin text, beyond which is a decorative square. In each corner of the square there are circles containing winged creatures with scrolls, comprising (clockwise from top left corner): a hawk or eagle, an angel, a cow or goat, and a gryphon.
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