A monk sits at his desk in a scriptorium with pen in hand, writing in a book. A second book also sits open on his desk, suggesting he is copying, a common practice. A third book sits open on a stand behind him and a fourth sits open on a low stand to his right Several books are on shelves in the background. He wears a cloak and hood. There are two latticed windows on the left.

A Monk at Work in the Scriptorium

A monk sits at his desk in a scriptorium with pen in hand, writing in a book. A second book also sits…

A filigree banner on the left side of the page.

Left Filigree Banner

A filigree banner on the left side of the page.

The word 'Musica' written in round writing. "A method of handwriting, characterized by strong curves with exaggerated shading, used in lettering..." -Whitney, 1911

Musica

The word 'Musica' written in round writing. "A method of handwriting, characterized by strong curves…