Miniature and initial letter


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

Harvard University, "HOLLIS+" (Not Printed)

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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


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).


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