Illumination

“Illumination: Ornamental initial, pattern, or illustration painted on the vellum or parchment leaves of a manuscript as an adornment of the text. The paint is water soluble, with an egg base. See MINIATURE PAINTING.”

Excerpted from: Diamond, David G. The Bulfinch Pocket Dictionary of Art Terms. Boston: Little Brown, 1992.

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