Miniature and initial letter


Cambridge, MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, MS Typ 997

General Information

Title Miniature and initial letter
Shelfmarks MS Typ 997
Material vellum
Place of Origin Probably Saxon-Thuringian.

Current Condition

Dimensions 17 x 13 cm

Book Decoration and Musical Notation


The miniature is drawn in tempera, pen and ink, with gold leaf. The initial letter is in gold leaf.

Miniature showing Christ in the water flanked by John the Baptist and an angel (recto) -- large initial letter "B" in interlaced work (verso).


  •  De Ricci, 1050