The World's Largest Public Domain Media Search Engine
Ymagines (Images) from BL Royal 6 E VII, f. 531

Ymagines (Images) from BL Royal 6 E VII, f. 531

description

Summary

Detail of a historiated initial 'Y'(maginum) of an altar with statues of the Crucifixion with Mary and John, with the instruction for the illuminator reading 'Fia[n]t ymagi[n]es sup[er] / altare', next to the initial. Image taken from f. 531 of Omne Bonum (Jacob-Zacharias). Written in Latin.

Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio) is a 14th-century encyclopedia compiled in London. It is known as the earliest work of this kind where the topics are arranged in alphabetical order. The work is unfinished, containing only one entry each under the letters N to Z. It survives in four volumes in the manuscripts and was composed and written by James le Palmer (?1327-1375) between c. 1360-1375. The encyclopedia includes more than 650 illustrations of four illustrators. It was acquired by the Upper Library at Westminster between 1542 and 1666 and was presented to the British Museum in 1757.

date_range

Date

1300 - 1500
collections

in collections

create

Source

British Library
copyright

Copyright info

Public Domain

Explore more

james le palmer
james le palmer
ymagines
ymagines
images
images
bl royal
bl royal
e vii
e vii
manuscripts
manuscripts
medieval
medieval
omne bonum
omne bonum
encyclopedia
encyclopedia
jesus on the cross
jesus on the cross
latin manuscript
latin manuscript
initials
initials
historiated initials
historiated initials
manuscript decoration
manuscript decoration
illuminated initials
illuminated initials
medieval manuscript
medieval manuscript
illustrated books
illustrated books
medieval miniatures
medieval miniatures
statue
statue