Saint Gregory, Moralia in Job (books
century (4th quarter)
116 f. 308 x 230 mm.
Bibliothèque municipale de Rouen, ms. 497 ( I 24 )
manuscript begins with a magnificent historiated dropped initial: inside a
letter Q, whose tail is represented by a dragon, there is a representation of
a monk at his desk. He is holding flat the book in which he is writing, using
The author of this initial, who may have been trained by the master of the
Jumièges bible, uses inks of different colours in the manner of the
Anglo-Saxon artists: red for a monks attire, black for the head and hands, on
a green background.