Historiated initial

Historiated initial
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  • Historiated initial — An historiated initial is an enlarged letter at the beginning of a paragraph or other section of text, which contains a picture. Strictly speaking, an inhabited initial contains figures (human or animal) that are decorative only, without forming… …   Wikipedia

  • Initial — For other uses, see Initial (disambiguation). A historiated illuminated initial In a written or published work, an initial is a letter at the beginning of a work, a chapter, or a paragraph that is larger than the rest of the text. The word is… …   Wikipedia

  • historiated —    Capital letters ornamented with representation, such as plants, animals, or human figures, that has a narrative as distinct from a purely decorative function. Historiated initial letters were a popular form of manuscript decoration in the… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • historiated — his·to·ri·at·ed (hĭ stôrʹē ā tĭd, stōrʹ , stŏrʹ ) adj. Adorned with the figures of humans, animals, or birds, often for narrative purposes. Used especially of initial letters in manuscripts and of the capitals of columns.   [Medieval Latin… …   Universalium

  • Historiated — Modern term for the sometimes highly decorated initial letters found at the beginning of chapters or sections in illuminated MSS …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • historiated — [hɪ stɔ:rɪeɪtɪd] adjective (of an initial letter in an illuminated manuscript) decorated with designs representing scenes from the text. Origin C19: from Fr. historié, past participle of historier in an obs. sense illustrate , from med. L.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Ornamental initial — This letter P is an example of an historiated initial (depicting Peter) in an illuminated Latin bible, 1407 AD. An ornamental or illustrated character is found in medieval and Gothic writings where usually the initial character on a page, chapter …   Wikipedia

  • Tree of Jesse — The oldest complete Jesse Tree window is in Chartres Cathedral, 1145. The Tree of Jesse is a depiction in art of the Ancestors of Christ, shown in a tree which rises from Jesse of Bethlehem, the father of King David; the original use of the… …   Wikipedia

  • St. Albans Psalter — The St Albans Psalter, also known as the Albani Psalter or the Psalter of Christina of Markyate, is an English illuminated manuscript, one of several Psalters known to have been created at or for St Albans Abbey in the 12th century. [Rodney M.… …   Wikipedia

  • Illuminated manuscript — In the strictest definition of illuminated manuscript, only manuscripts with gold or silver, like this miniature of Christ in Majesty from the Aberdeen Bestiary (folio 4v), would be considered illuminated. An illuminated manuscript is a… …   Wikipedia


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