Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Peniarth MS 1 Black Book of Carmarthen (Llyfr Du Caerfyrddin)
- c. 1250
- Welsh manuscripts
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There are several decorations, e.g. on f. 2r (a rod?), f. 4r (an animal with claws), f. 13r (a seemingly unhappy man), f. 29v (manicule), f. 49r (a dog-like animal, possibly a greyhound) and f. 52r (a kind of manicule clasping two final letters). Multispectral imaging has also revealed the presence of what appears to have represented a fish, which is now nearly rubbed out (Williams 2017: 366 and figures 22-24). While it cannot be proven that the scribe was responsible for adding them, it is suggested by “the seemingly personal nature of the book, along with the fact that the images often appear to have been drawn contemporaneously with the copying of the text” (Williams 2017: 359 and 359 n. 12).
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