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Brother Rufillus Illuminating the Initial R, from The Lives of the Saints, c.1170-1200

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Illustration at top: A medieval illuminator at work – Brother Rufillus Illuminating the Initial R, from The Lives of the Saints, c.1170-1200 (Bibliotheca Bodmeriana, Geneva, Cod. 127, fol. 244)