Decorated Initial O; Inhabited Initial D

Object Details

Title:

Decorated Initial O; Inhabited Initial D

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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A cross design created by a configuration of acanthus leaves ornaments an initial O at the top of the page. Toward the bottom of the page, a deer-like creature inhabits and helps to form the initial D.