Alphabets & Numbers of the Middle Ages (page 4/4)

[picture: clipart: initial letter W from beginning of the 16th Century]

clipart: initial letter W from beginning of the 16th Century

Wood cut of a decorated initial letter “W” (e.g. for a drop cap or ornamental capital letter), from the beginning of the 16th Century. There is a calligraphic [...] [more...]

[picture: clipart: initial letter X from beginning of the 16th Century]

clipart: initial letter X from beginning of the 16th Century

Wood cut of a decorated initial letter “X” (e.g. for a drop cap or ornamental capital letter), from the beginning of the 16th Century. There is a calligraphic capital “X” with interwoven [...] [more...]

[picture: clipart: initial letter Y from beginning of the 16th Century]

clipart: initial letter Y from beginning of the 16th Century

Wood cut of a decorated initial letter “Y” (e.g. for a drop cap or ornamental capital letter), from the beginning of the 16th Century. There is a calligraphic capital “Y” in an Uncial form, with interwoven leaves and flowers [...] [more...]

[picture: clipart: initial letter Z from beginning of the 16th Century]

clipart: initial letter Z from beginning of the 16th Century

Wood cut of a decorated initial letter “Z” (e.g. for a drop cap or ornamental capital letter), from the beginning of the 16th Century. There is a calligraphic capital letter “Z” with interwoven leaves and flowers [...] [more...]

[picture: Sacred Monogram and Badges of the Apostles]

Sacred Monogram and Badges of the Apostles

Sacred Monogram, and Badges of the Apostles, from a Volume entitled, Francisci Nigri de Arte Scribendi, Daventrie, 1495. [more...]

[picture: Badge of Saint Luke]

Badge of Saint Luke

A detail from Sacred Monogram and Badges of the Apostles, the badge of St. Luke. He is shown here as a winged ox. [more...]

[picture: Badge of Saint John the Evangelist]

Badge of Saint John the Evangelist

A detail from Sacred Monogram and Badges of the Apostles, the badge of St. John, depicted here as an eagle and a scroll. [more...]

[picture: Badge of Saint Matthew the Evangelist]

Badge of Saint Matthew the Evangelist

A detail from Sacred Monogram and Badges of the Apostles, the badge of St. Matthew, depicted here as a tax collector. [more...]

[picture: Badge of Saint Mark the Evangelist]

Badge of Saint Mark the Evangelist

A detail from Sacred Monogram and Badges of the Apostles, the badge of St. Mark, depicted here as a winged lion with a scroll.. [more...]

[picture: Initial Letter M With Crucifixion Scene]

Initial Letter M With Crucifixion Scene

This decorative initial capital letter “M” is made from the crucified Jesus, complete with a face at his feet probably meant to be a skull representing Golgatha, the name of the skull-shaped hill where the crucifixion happened, and a person on either side of the crucified Christ: probably they are the disciple whom Jesus loved, and Mary the mother [...] [more...]


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