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Full Record: x-1965-sl-2.81/1965_2.81REC.JPG

Leaf from a psalter or book of hours (Psalm 26)

Artist Unknown, England or France

This manuscript leaf contains a single column of text in Latin surrounded by generous margins on three sides. Pen-flourished initials elaborated with delicate penwork, colored red and blue alternating with gold and purple, mark the beginning of each verse along the left edge of the text column. Five line-fillers, long linear elements colored blue and gold, complete the closing line of each verse and preserve the regular shape of the text block.

15th century

1400-1450

1965/2.81

ink, tempera and gold on parchment

rank 12.45189

christianity

illuminations

manuscripts

prayer books

Full Record: x-1958-sl-1.162/1958_1.162.JPG

Leaf from a Bible with decorated initial and vegetal ornament

Artist Unknown, Armenia

This page from a manuscript features two columns of text written in Armenian. An animal-shaped initial, composed of two stylized birds pecking one another, appears in the lower right column. The lower left margin is decorated with a sidebar that elegantly combines geometric and plant motifs. The decorative elements are painted in pink and blue with touches of reddish orange.

15th century

early 15th century

1958/1.162

ink on glazed paper

rank 12.31794

armenia (nation)

bible

christianity

illuminations

manuscripts

Full Record: x-1993-sl-2.9/1993_2.9REC.JPG

Leaf from a Book of Hours

Artist Unknown, France

This manuscript page contains a column of Latin text surrounded by generous margins. A pair of slender flowers with small green leaves run the length of the text along the left margin. Three decorated initials appear on the left edge of the text block. Each initial is painted gold on a pink and blue ground with white scrollwork and enclosed within a frame. Two rectangular line-fillers, colored pink and blue with white scrollwork, appear in the right half of the text column.

15th century

1400-1425

1993/2.9

ink, tempera and gold on parchment

rank 11.09701

christianity

floral patterns

illuminated manuscripts

illuminations

manuscripts

prayer books