Inhabited Initial B

Object Details

Title:

Inhabited Initial B

Artist/Maker(s):

Unknown

Culture:

German

Place(s):

Hildesheim, Germany (Place created)

Date:

probably 1170s

Medium:

Tempera colors, gold leaf, silver leaf, and ink on parchment

Dimensions:

Leaf: 28.2 x 18.9 cm (11 1/8 x 7 7/16 in.)

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Within a large initial B, five men and various animals cavort among the vine tendrils in a scene characteristic of the Romanesque style. The figures include workers making wine, animals nibbling on luscious fruit, and two hunters.

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Songs of Praise: Illuminated Choir Books (July 23 to October 13, 2002)
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  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), August 14 to October 28, 2007, (Cat.)