Decorative initial letter “U” or “V” from 11th century. [details]

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Decorative initial letter “U” or “V” from 11th century.


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A deep blue with a red and green background and heavy patterning around this Uncial letter U, which has a head like a creature and vines growing inside it, one of which appears to have a cat’s head.

See the letter X for more information.

You could use this as a decorative initial or as a drop cap. Use the link to get a version without a watermark.

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