Decorative initial letter “E” from 11th century.details

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Decorative initial letter “E” from 11th century. more

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Decorative initial letter “E” from 11th century.




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A letter E in a late uncial tradition, complete with drolleries, or humorous creatures, in the vines in the counters, the spaces nside the letter. This E is in red, with a peach light orange filling, on a blue, red and green background.

See the letter X for more information.

You could use this initial for a drop cap E, or even an M or W if you were hard-pressed, by rotating the image.


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