Historiated- adj.- Adorned with the figures of humans or animals, often with foliage, and often for narrative purposes. Used especially of initial letters in manuscripts and of the capitals of columns.

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Folio with the image of a man, the symbol of Matthew, from the Book of Durrow, c. 680. Image taken from ARTstor.

Folio with the image of a man, the symbol of Matthew, from the Book of Durrow, c. 680. Image taken from ARTstor.

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