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 symbols of the Four Evangelists from the Book of Kells, c. 810. Image taken from ARTstor. Click here to be linked to a site which describes the symbolism behind the animal imagery associated with the Evangelists.

Folio with the symbols of the Four Evangelists from the Book of Kells, c. 810. Image taken from ARTstor.
Click here to be linked to a site which describes the symbolism behind the animal imagery associated with the Evangelists.

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