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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A folio depicting the symbols of the Four Evangelists (clockwise from the top: winged man (Matthew), eagle (John), winged ox (Luke), and winged lion (Mark)) from the Book of Kells, c. 810. Image taken from ARTstor.

A folio depicting the symbols of the Four Evangelists (clockwise from the top: winged man (Matthew), eagle (John), winged ox (Luke), and winged lion (Mark)) from the Book of Kells, c. 810. Image taken from ARTstor.

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