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Illuminated Manuscripts

Illuminated manuscripts are some of the most fascinating works in the world for book collectors and scholars. These books combine text and art in a way that is revealing, aesthetically pleasing, and even shocking. Created mostly between the 12th and 14th centuries, illuminated manuscripts were created by monastic scribes who were the keepers of the bulk of art, literature, and knowledge during this period. Later, specialized artisans were commissioned by the wealthy to produce the manuscripts. These luxury items were ornately decorated, painted with gold and silver foils, and richly bound.

One of the most interesting facets of illuminated manuscripts is marginalia, the illustrated notes around the borders of the manuscripts. Not all marginalia is strictly informative or pious, despite... Read more

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BOOK OF HOURS ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT, double sided

March 28, 2017, 7:00 PM PST
Portland, OR, USA

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BOOK OF HOURS ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT, double sided

March 28, 2017, 7:00 PM PST
Portland, OR, USA

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TWO ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS ON VELLUM.

April 7, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
Delaware, OH, USA

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