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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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Illuminated Book of Hours Leaf, 15th c.

March 24, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Macon, GA, USA

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Antique Illuminated Manuscript Fragment Capital D

March 25, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Larchmont, NY, USA

$200 (2 bids)

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March 25, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
St. Petersburg, FL, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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March 28, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Willow Grove, PA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Mogul Era Illuminated Script Hindu Priest W Jinn

April 8, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Lantana, FL, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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Mogul Era Illuminated Script w Gold Painting

April 8, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Lantana, FL, USA

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