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Calligraphie - Gothique Rotunda

Catholic Church. Book of Hours and Missal : manuscript, [between 1485 and 1490].

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The Divine Comedy - World Digital Library

The Divine Comedy - World Digital Library

Matteo da Milano, illuminator (Italian, active 1492 – 1523) Initial D: Saint John the Baptist, about 1520, Tempera and gold on parchment Leaf: 33.6 x 23.4 cm (13 1/4 x 9 3/16 in.) The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. 87, fol. 4

The J. Paul Getty Museum - Digitized Medieval Manuscripts

Gothique rotunda d'après Palatino par Serge Cortesi - la maison de la calligraphie au musée des lettres et manuscrits

A monk engulfed in water clings to the curve of an initial S that begins the first verse of Psalm 68, "Save me, O God: for the waters are come in even unto my soul." Italian, Northeastern Italy, about 1420 Tempera colors, gold leaf, and ink on parchment

MSC002a Hymnal Leaf, vellum 51 x 35 cm. Rome, before 1600. Six lines of four-stave music with Latin gothic script and illumination.

Slightly different presentation: the judge looks more like God the Father, and dead are met by the figure of death. From Codex Vindobonensis Palatinus 1970 (Austrian National Library, Vienna).

Illuminated Manuscripts