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 depicting the adoration of Christ enthroned and the lifting up of St. John from the Spanish Silos Beatus, c. 1091-1109. Image taken from ARTstor.

Folio depicting the adoration of Christ enthroned and the lifting up of St. John from the Spanish Silos Beatus, c. 1091-1109. Image taken from ARTstor.

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