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Calligraphy Alphabets - A List Of Major Historical Scripts | Lettering Daily

In this article we are going to talk about the different calligraphic alphabets in western calligraphy (Latin alphabet). The purpose of this post is to present you a variety of different scripts that you can

Book of Hours, Use of Carmel, f.66v (157 x 110 mm), ca.1511, Alexander Turnbull Library in New Zealand, MSR-11

Three-quarter borders introduce each of the Hours of the Virgin from Prime to Vespers. This page introduces Vespers. The borders are of conventional early sixteenth-century floral acanthus design. The initials are graded in importance, from the opening three-line ‘D’ in blue with white tracery on a ground of gold leaf to mark the beginning of Vespers; the two-line ‘D’ for the beginning of Psalm 109 Dixit Dominus Domino meo; to the one line initials for each verse of Psalm 109 alternately in…

Amiens - BM - ms._0107, detail of f. 001v. Book of Hours, 4th quarter/end of 15th century.

Amiens - BM - ms._0107, detail of f. 001v. Book of Hours, 4th quarter/end of 15th century.

Illuminated Manuscript, Van Alphen Hours, Initial H with Souls cast into Hellmouth, Walters Manuscript W.782, fol. 113r

This Dutch Book of Hours was made for a female patron, possibly pictured on fol. 109r, in the mid fifteenth century. Originally richly illuminated by the workshop of the Master of Catherine of Cleves, the manuscript now lacks all of its full-page miniatures, although the eight surviving historiated initials speak to its original grandeur. Its rebinding in the seventeenth century resulted in the loss of several folios and the reordering of many of the texts. While the catalog description here…

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Discover The Book Of Kells Through Trinity College's Free Online Course | Irish American Mom

A new, free, online course developed by Trinity College Dublin will allow learners worldwide to explore the history of Ireland through the remarkable Book of Kells — one of the world’s most famous medieval manuscripts.

Getting under the skin of a medieval mystery | Ancient Origins

A simple PVC eraser has helped an international team of scientists led by bioarchaeologists at the University of York to resolve the mystery surrounding the tissue-thin parchment used by medieval scribes to produce the first pocket Bibles.