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illuminated manuscripts

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Handwritten manuscripts that have been decorated with gold or silver, brilliant colors, designs, or miniature pictures. Although prevalent in Islamic and Asian societies, the longest tradition of illuminating manuscripts was in Christian medieval Europe, from the 6th-16th centuries, when the art was superseded by printed illustrations. Generally, the manuscripts were both 'historiated', or decorated with relevant paintings, and 'illuminated' in its original sense, meaning decorated with calligraphic initial capital letters using gold leaf. Over time, the term 'illuminated' came to refer to any illustration or decoration in a manuscript. Illuminated manuscripts played a major role in the development of art, partly because of the manuscript's portability in carrying artistic developments from one region to another.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Livre des merveilles du monde facsimile

 Unprocessed — Box 1: [Barcode: X032669174]
Identifier: ViU-2021-0125
Dates: Publication: 1410-1412; 2021

Livre des merveilles du monde facsimile

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: X032669174]
Identifier: MSS 16558
Content Description This collection consists of a print on demand facsimile of Livre des merveilles du monde (BNF FR2810)based on the Marco Polo - The Book of Wonders. This one-of-a-kind reproduction is the only numbered large size format Book of Wonders in genuine calf skin leather." (with certificate of authenticity).It is an illuminated manuscript made in France between 1410 to 1412 containing several texts regarding commercial, religious, and diplomatic contact between Europe and Asia. The authors of these...
Dates: c. 1410-1412; Publication: 2021

Manuscript leaf with a miniature of St. Margaret

 Item — Box BW 19, Folder: 1 [X031674500]
Identifier: MSS 16355
Scope and Contents Leaf from a manuscript Book of Hours in Latin with a miniature of St. Margaret, France, late 15th century.
Dates: circa 1450-1500

Missale Romanum frisket fragment

 Collection — Flat_box Archival Oversized Box S 2, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16225
Scope and Contents A portion of a manuscript on vellum. It was originally a leaf from a liturgical manuscript, likely written in France in the 15th century. The leaf was re-used in an edition of the Missale Romanum, liklely in France after 1582, which used red and black ink. The sheet (of which this is not the entire part) was used to mask the part of the former, which had been inked red, but which were not intended to be printed...
Dates: approximately 1582


 Unprocessed — Folder 1
Identifier: ViU-2018-0026


 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: X030899315], Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 15943
Scope and Contents Qur'an, 1849, 0.03 cubic feet, housed in contemporary gilded red morocco with flap, and finely calligraphed in Naskh script.
Dates: 1849

Anonymous illustrated manuscript of Walter Scott's Marmion

 Collection — Box BW 42, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16130
Content Description Bound illustrated manuscript of Sir Walter Scott, Marmion, mid- to -late nineteenth century.
Dates: Probably mid- to late-19th century.