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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Pyramid mounts and an inscribed strip from the Anglo-Saxon gold Staffordshire hoard, c. seventh century (Source).

Pyramid mounts and an inscribed strip from the Anglo-Saxon gold Staffordshire hoard, c. seventh century (Source).

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