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Historiated Initial With The Fool, In The Coldingham Breviary

Various kinds of evidence in this Breviary shows
that it was made for Coldingham Priory, about 10 miles north of
Berwick-on-Tweed, in Scotland, perhaps at Durham: the abbey was a
cell of Durham Cathedral Priory. The manuscript was certainly owned
by a monk of Durham in the 16th century. Psalm 52 begins 'The Fool
has said in his heart, there is no God . . .', and is often
illustrated with an image of a fool. The present composition is
very unusual in its details, however: the Fool is watched by a
queen, he has flowers in his hair (like King Lear in his madness),
and holds a bowl.