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Title [Manuscript illumination: border decoration]
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Date mid 15th century
Id Number Current Accession F.41
Id Number Current Repository 1226
Inscription T.E.B. number "3822" (see Administration)
Location Creation Site France (Paris?)
Subject Illuminated manuscripts;
Material Paint and gold on parchment
Notes Probably from the same book/manuscript as F.43. Good example of a zoomorphic border decoration (a border inhabited or decorated with animals/beasts). Exhibits the finely detailed qualities of 15th century Parisian illumination. This would have originally been part of the Central School's Teaching Examples Collection.
Object Notes Manuscript fragment which would have originally been part of a border decoration surrounding a body of text. This particular border may be from a Book of Hours. Inhabited (zoomorphic) foliate border, overpainting and stylised dot motifs; inhabited by a peacock. Overall, an exotic illumination, the richness of pattern and colour matching the quality of craftsmanship.
Rights University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Work Type Fine Art



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