Bishop handing Rule to the abbess (Blessing of an Abbess of Nuns)
The partial bar border is decorated with foliate motifs. The large initial A was originally decorated with a coat of arms that has been effaced. The silver objects were painted after all other aspects of the decoration had been completed. The book was originally painted green with verdigris (hotspot 1), like the one on fol. 72v. The candlestick and the crosier held by the nun were initially gilded. Silver leaf was then laid over the gold. In all three miniatures in this section (fols. 82v, 89r, 90v), the crosier entrusted to the abbess is rendered in silver, although gold is used for abbots’ and bishops’ crosiers throughout the manuscript. Silver, the less precious metal, was probably used to signal the abbess’ gender and lower status.