Historiated


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Historiated

Ornament incorporating human or animal figures or plants that have a narrative as distinct from a purely decorative function.
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The initial is historiated with the image of an abbess, clad in black and holding a crozier.
Thereafter, each biography begins with a square historiated initial, and where accompanied by a miniature, a square-shaped image of the woman in question that lines up with the first line of her biography.
Below the upper three medallions, which contain only words, each of the first six historiated roundels cascading down the personified virtue's orphrey presents a clause in Latin drawn nearly verbatim from Matthew 25:35-36 that describes the action of the accompanying two male half-figures, the one on the left in every case in an attitude of offering and his companion on the right in a posture of receiving.
He was writing a paper on the historiated initials used in the Fabrica and wondered if the woodblocks for them had survived.
While there is no written story of Theophilus, his story is told in historiated initials.
The Panteon was splendidly conceived with historiated capitals and murals.
The color illustrations then continue with the first page of the Psalms, the well known Beatus vir with the familiar large, historiated initial B, but here exceptionally, depicting King David gazing at Bathsheba in her bath (f.
Most illuminated manuscripts contain two major elements: the miniature and the historiated initial.
But the great value of this book remains firmly lodged in consideration of the qualities of portraiture in general as well as the particular kinds of portraits: individuals, family, history portraits (usually called historiated portraits), and civic guard groups, which comprise the remaining chapters, each of them focused on a select few portraits in depth.
The bulk of each entry is taken up by the careful descriptions of the miniatures in the text, historiated initials, representations in borders, capitals, catchwords, line endings, and so on, as these occur in each manuscript.
31) A fourteenth-century historiated panel of the Vita Christi from the convent of Poor Glares in Cologne (fig.

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