This could almost be the atrium of a modern hotel, but it’s a drawing (speculatively, presumably) of an ancient Egyptian house built to surround a central courtyard that seems perhaps to have a glass roof. There are square pillars holding up the second floor and there’s a group of palm trees in the middle surrounding a statue. A barefoot man wearing [...] [more...][$]
This capital L was used as a decorative initial (dropped capital) at the start of a chapter. The mix of geometric patterns and stylized vines is very characteristic of the period; the wiggly line sticking out to the right of the initial seems very Spanish and [...] [more...][$]
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