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Service book including Song of Songs

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What: Service book, containing psalms, biblical hymns, Song of Songs and praises of the Virgin Mary

Where: The Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL

The catalogue entry has several pictures and says it was from a church in Magdala and purchased from W.H. Saunders.

It describes a parchment book of 150 leaves with 18 coloured head-pieces and a leather carrying case.

NAL accession number: MSL/1869/185 
Object number: 38041800153454 (book); 38041800156218 (case)

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