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Chi-rho from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 15v

Chi-rho from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 15v

Detail of a decorated initial 'Chi-rho', with a zoomorphic decoration, at the beginning of Matthew; and an added Old English text of a manumission by king Athelstan. Image taken from f. 15v of Gospel Book. Writ... more

Chi-rho from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 15v

Chi-rho from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 15v

Decorated initial 'Chi-rho', with a zoomorphic decoration, at the beginning of Matthew; and an added Old English text of a manumission by king Athelstan. Image taken from f. 15v of Gospel Book. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 55

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 55

Decorated initial 'I'(nitium evangelii), with a zoomorphic decoration and a display script, at the beginning of Mark. Image taken from f. 55 of Gospel Book. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 15

Decorated initial from BL Royal 1 B VII, f. 15

Decorated initial 'Li'(ber) with a zoomorphic decoration, at the beginning of Matthew. Image taken from f. 15 of Gospel Book. Written in Latin.

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 1915, f. 80v

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 1915, f. 80v

Zoomorphic initial 'V'(enit) with foliate motifs, at the beginning of book 3 of Zacharias Chrysopolitanus' In unum ex quatuor. Image taken from f. 80v of Various texts including Commentary on an 'In unum ex qua... more

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 3075, f. 41

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 3075, f. 41

Zoomorphic initial 'S'(imon) at the beginning of book 3 of Bede's Commentary on Catholic Epistles. Image taken from f. 41 of Commentary on Catholic Epistles. Written in Latin.

Foliate initial from BL Royal 13 A XI, f. 30v

Foliate initial from BL Royal 13 A XI, f. 30v

Foliate initial 'D'(e natura) with zoomorphic motifs, at the beginning of the prologue to book 3 of Bede's De Temporum Ratione. Image taken from f. 30v of Miscellany works on Computus and astrology. Written in Latin.

Canon table from BL Royal 1 E VI, f. 6

Canon table from BL Royal 1 E VI, f. 6

Canon table with a zoomorphic decoration in the 'Trewhiddle Style'. Image taken from f. 6 of Gospels, imperfect (the 'Royal Bible'). Written in Latin.

Canon table from BL Royal 1 E VI, f. 4

Canon table from BL Royal 1 E VI, f. 4

Detail of the upper half of the folio of the first canon table, with a zoomorphic decoration in the 'Trewhiddle Style'. Image taken from f. 4 of Gospels, imperfect (the 'Royal Bible'). Written in Latin.

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 2965, f. 16v

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 2965, f. 16v

Detail of a zoomorphic initial 'D' at the beginning of a prayer attributed to Pope Gregory the Great. Image taken from f. 16v of Extracts from the Gospels and prayers ('The Book of Nunnaminster'). Written in La... more

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 2965, f. 11

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 2965, f. 11

Zoomorphic initial with interlace at the beginning of John 18. Image taken from f. 11 of Extracts from the Gospels and prayers ('The Book of Nunnaminster'). Written in Latin, with English.

Canon table from BL Royal 1 E VI, f. 5

Canon table from BL Royal 1 E VI, f. 5

Canon table with a zoomorphic decoration in the 'Trewhiddle Style'. Image taken from f. 5 of Gospels, imperfect (the 'Royal Bible'). Written in Latin.

Canon table from BL Royal 1 E VI, f. 4v

Canon table from BL Royal 1 E VI, f. 4v

Detail of the upper half of the canon table, with a zoomorphic decoration in the 'Trewhiddle Style'. Image taken from f. 4v of Gospels, imperfect (the 'Royal Bible'). Written in Latin.

Canon table from BL Royal 1 E VI, f. 4v

Canon table from BL Royal 1 E VI, f. 4v

Canon table, with a zoomorphic decoration in the 'Trewhiddle Style'. Image taken from f. 4v of Gospels, imperfect (the 'Royal Bible'). Written in Latin.

Canon table from BL Royal 1 E VI, f. 5v

Canon table from BL Royal 1 E VI, f. 5v

Canon table with a zoomorphic decoration in the 'Trewhiddle Style'. Image taken from f. 5v of Gospels, imperfect (the 'Royal Bible'). Written in Latin.

Canon table from BL Royal 1 E VI, f. 6

Canon table from BL Royal 1 E VI, f. 6

Detail of the upper half of a canon table with a zoomorphic decoration in the 'Trewhiddle Style'. Image taken from f. 6 of Gospels, imperfect (the 'Royal Bible'). Written in Latin.

Zoomorphic initial from BL Royal 1 E VI, f. 42

Zoomorphic initial from BL Royal 1 E VI, f. 42

Detail of a zoomorphic initial 'Z'(acgarias), at the beginning of the list of capitula of Luke. Image taken from f. 42 of Gospels, imperfect (the 'Royal Bible'). Written in Latin.

Canon table from BL Royal 1 E VI, f. 4

Canon table from BL Royal 1 E VI, f. 4

Detail of the lower half of the folio of the first canon table, with a zoomorphic decoration in the 'Trewhiddle Style'. Image taken from f. 4 of Gospels, imperfect (the 'Royal Bible'). Written in Latin.

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 2965, f. 16v

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 2965, f. 16v

Zoomorphic initial 'D' at the beginning of a prayer attributed to Pope Gregory the Great. Image taken from f. 16v of Extracts from the Gospels and prayers ('The Book of Nunnaminster'). Written in Latin, with English.

Siren from BL Arundel 547, f. 47v

Siren from BL Arundel 547, f. 47v

Zoomorphic initial with a siren. Image taken from f. 47v of Gospel Lectionary, imperfect. Written in Greek.

Siren from BL Arundel 547, f. 89

Siren from BL Arundel 547, f. 89

Zoomorphic initial with a siren. Image taken from f. 89 of Gospel Lectionary, imperfect. Written in Greek.

Dragon from BL Harley 2799, f. 208v

Dragon from BL Harley 2799, f. 208v

Detail of a zoomorphic initial 'S'(ymon) made up of a dragon. Image taken from f. 208v of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in three columns, and diagrams,... more

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 4v

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 4v

Zoomorphic initial 'P'(salterium) at the beginning of the preface to the Psalms, with a dragon. Image taken from f. 4v of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions... more

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 208v

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 208v

Zoomorphic initial 'S'(ymon) made up of a dragon. Image taken from f. 208v of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in three columns, and diagrams, including o... more

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 2803, f. 280v

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 2803, f. 280v

Detail of a zoomorphic initial 'I'(eremias), made up of two snakes. Image taken from f. 280v of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), Genesis to Job. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 228v

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 228v

Detail of zoomorphic initial 'P'(aulus) formed of a dragon at the beginning of 1 Thessalonians. Image taken from f. 228v of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versio... more

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 75

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 75

Zoomorphic initial made up of two intertwined dragons. Image taken from f. 75 of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in three columns, and diagrams, includin... more

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 75

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 75

Detail of zoomorphic initial made up of two intertwined dragons. Image taken from f. 75 of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in three columns, and diagrams... more

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 4v

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 2799, f. 4v

Detail of a zoomorphic initial 'P'(salterium) at the beginning of the preface to the Psalms, with a dragon. Image taken from f. 4v of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in th... more

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 3099, f. 42v

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 3099, f. 42v

Zoomorphic initial 'V'(etus) with dragons. Image taken from f. 42v of Etymologies; De natura rerum (ff. 154-166), and other short texts. Written in Latin.

Valentine from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 242v

Valentine from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 242v

Bas-de-page scene of an assisted Valentine before a judge, with a zoomorphic initial 'I'(n) containing a dragon. Image taken from f. 242v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French ima... more

Thomas of Canterbury from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 236v

Thomas of Canterbury from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 236v

Bas-de-page scene of Thomas of Canterbury sitting at a table receiving the news of the arrival of four knights, with a zoomorphic initial 'I'(n) containing a dragon. Image taken from f. 236v of Psalter ('The Qu... more

Zoomorphic initial from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 236v

Zoomorphic initial from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 236v

Detail of a zoomorphic initial 'I'(n) containing a dragon. Image taken from f. 236v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Barnabas from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 251

Barnabas from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 251

Bas-de-page scene of Barnabas being lying on a fire provoked by two men, with a zoomorphic initial 'I'(nignos). Image taken from f. 251 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Barnabas from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 251

Barnabas from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 251

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of Barnabas being lying on a fire provoked by two men, with a zoomorphic initial 'I'(nignos). Image taken from f. 251 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with ... more

Paul from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 253v

Paul from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 253v

Bas-de-page scene of Paul before the emperor, with a zoomorphic initial 'J'(ustus). Image taken from f. 253v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Valentine from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 242v

Valentine from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 242v

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of an assisted Valentine before a judge, with a zoomorphic initial 'I'(n) containing a dragon. Image taken from f. 242v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, wit... more

Zoomorphic initial from BL Arundel 66, f. 129

Zoomorphic initial from BL Arundel 66, f. 129

Detail of a zoomorphic initial 'R'(adix), formed from a snake and a crowned tree. Image taken from f. 129 of Almagest (extract), Liber Astronomiae, Liber Arenalis, astronomical and geomantic tables, political ... more

Zoomorphic initial from BL Arundel 66, f. 129

Zoomorphic initial from BL Arundel 66, f. 129

Zoomorphic initial 'R'(adix), formed from a snake and a crowned tree. Image taken from f. 129 of Almagest (extract), Liber Astronomiae, Liber Arenalis, astronomical and geomantic tables, political prophecies. ... more

Letter A from BL Sloane 1174, f. 2

Letter A from BL Sloane 1174, f. 2

Initial 'A' with foliate and zoomorphic decoration, at the beginning of the religious verses, hymns, etc. Image taken from f. 2 of Religious verses, hymns, etc. (index Alphabet Book). Written in Netherlandish.

Zoomorphic initial from BL Burn 54, f. 80

Zoomorphic initial from BL Burn 54, f. 80

Detail of a zoomorphic initial 'O' in the form of a hybrid with a single bird head, and two bodies with human faces, at the opening of the liturgy of Basil of Caesarea. Image taken from f. 80 of Liturgy of Basi... more

Illuminated headpiece and zoomorphic initial from BL Burn 54, f. 80

Illuminated headpiece and zoomorphic initial from BL Burn 54, f. 80

Illuminated foliate headpiece decorated with birds and plants and zoomorphic initial 'O' in the form of a hybrid with a single bird head, and two bodies with human faces, at the opening of the liturgy of Basil ... more

Zoomorphic initial from BL Royal 4 A III, f. 1

Zoomorphic initial from BL Royal 4 A III, f. 1

Zoomorphic initial 'P'(aulus) formed of interlaced dragons, at the beginning of Romans. Image taken from f. 1 of Pauline Epistles with glosses, imperfect. Written in Latin.

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 3844, f. 1

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 3844, f. 1

Zoomorphic initial 'I'(n nomine) of a hybrid creature. Image taken from f. 1 of Synonyma. Written in Latin.

Book II from BL Add 23144, ff. 4-6, f. 6

Book II from BL Add 23144, ff. 4-6, f. 6

Miniature illustrating the Code of Justinian, Book II.1: Exhibiting the cause of action: See to it yourself in what manner you may prove that the money that you say you have deposited is due you. An anthropomor... more

Zoomorphic initial from BL Hirsch III.934, f. 9

Zoomorphic initial from BL Hirsch III.934, f. 9

Zoomorphic initial 'R' with clasps. Image taken from f. 9 of Missal, including a calendar, a Gradual for summer, a Lectionary for the days after Easter and Pentecost. Written in Latin.

Zoomorphic initial from BL Add 47967, f. 5v

Zoomorphic initial from BL Add 47967, f. 5v

Zoomorphic initial 'U'(re) with 3 heads and interlaced bodies at the beginning of Book I, Chapter i. Image taken from f. 5v of Historum adversum paganos (the 'Tollemache, Helmingham, or Lauderdale Orosius'). Wr... more

Decorated initial from BL Burn 291, f. 88v

Decorated initial from BL Burn 291, f. 88v

Zoomorphic initial 'H'(esterno) [Hesternam] with interlace and a bird's head, at the beginning of Augustine's Tractatus 25 on the Gospel of John. Image taken from f. 88v of Tractatus in Evangelium Ioannis, impe... more

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 628, f. 160v

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 628, f. 160v

Zoomorphic initial 'D'(omine) with interlace, foliate decoration, and a grotesque dragon extender, with a horned and tonsured head. Image taken from f. 160v of Psalter, with glosses. Written in Latin.

Zoomorphic initial from BL Royal 15 B XIV, f. 13

Zoomorphic initial from BL Royal 15 B XIV, f. 13

Detail of a zoomorphic initial 'S'(illaba est) at the beginning of the second book. Image taken from f. 13 of De octo partibus orationis, imperfect at the beginning (missing the preface and part of the table of... more

Foliate border from BL Add 21412, ff. 4, 45-65, f. 65

Foliate border from BL Add 21412, ff. 4, 45-65, f. 65

A section of foliate border with a bar of burnished gold decorated with a zoomorphic grotesque, vases, leaves, flowers and bezants, measuring 355 x 40 mm (at far right of image). Image taken from f. 65 of Cutti... more

Annunciation from BL Harley 1662, ff. 17v-18

Annunciation from BL Harley 1662, ff. 17v-18

Miniature of the Annunciation, and zoomorphic initial of a dragon, with a border including a peacock. Image taken from ff. 17v-18 of Book of Hours, unidentified use. Written in Dutch.

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 7183, Vol. 2, f. 224v

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 7183, Vol. 2, f. 224v

Zoomorphic initial 'S'(eipsu). Image taken from Vol. 2, f. 224v of Homiliary: sermons and homilies. Written in Latin.

Virgin and Child from BL Harley 1742, f. 1

Virgin and Child from BL Harley 1742, f. 1

Interlace initial 'H'(ow) with zoo-anthropomorphic decoration, display capitals with foliate or zoomorphic features, and a sketch of the Virgin and Child, at the beginning of a grammatical treatise. Image taken... more

Zoomorphic initial from BL Royal 2 A XX, f. 17

Zoomorphic initial from BL Royal 2 A XX, f. 17

Zoomorphic initial 'IN' (primis) formed of a winged biped, at the beginning of the 'Oratio sancti Hugbaldi abbatis'. Image taken from f. 17 of Prayer book (the 'Royal Prayer Book'), including the apocryphal let... more

Zoomorphic initial from BL Eg 88, f. 65

Zoomorphic initial from BL Eg 88, f. 65

Zoomorphic initial. Image taken from f. 65 of Law and grammatical miscellany. Written in Irish.

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 110, f. 3

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 110, f. 3

Zoomorphic initial 'H'(aec) and decorated initials. Image taken from f. 3 of Epigrammata and verses (ff. 3-24v); Synonyma (ff. 25-53). Written in Latin, with some glosses in Latin or Anglo-Saxon.

Initials and marginal drawing from BL Arundel 413, ff. 9v-10

Initials and marginal drawing from BL Arundel 413, ff. 9v-10

Large initials, some with zoomorphic pen-flourishing, and a marginal drawing of a dog? and a human half-bust figure, in the Sermones de quadragesima. Image taken from ff. 9v-10 of Sermones de quadragesima (impe... more

Decorated initial from BL Harley 3733, f. 131

Decorated initial from BL Harley 3733, f. 131

Decorated initial with zoomorphic motifs 'P'(ostquam) at the beginning of the fourth book. Image taken from f. 131 of Summa super titulis Decretalium (in five books) with an added table of contents (ff. 1*, 2*)... more

Detail from BL Burn 284, f. 7v

Detail from BL Burn 284, f. 7v

Zoomorphic initial 'P'(ompelus) with three quadrupeds. Image taken from f. 7v of Chronographia tripertita, with preface. Written in Latin.

Zoomorphic initial from BL Royal 5 D I, f. 175v

Zoomorphic initial from BL Royal 5 D I, f. 175v

Zoomorphic initial 'N'(ullum), with display script, at the beginning of Augustine's commentary to Psalm 85. Image taken from f. 175v of Enarrationes in Psalmos (Volume 2). Written in Latin.

Jonah from BL Harley 2840, f. 174v

Jonah from BL Harley 2840, f. 174v

Zoomorphic initial 'S'(anctum) with dragons at the beginning of the prologue to Jonah and historiated initial 'E(t factum)' with Jonah emerging from the whale, at the beginning of Jonah. Image taken from f. 174... more

Emperor Justinian and historiated initial from BL Harley 3750, f. 3

Emperor Justinian and historiated initial from BL Harley 3750, f. 3

Miniature of the emperor Justinian dressed as a doctor of law, surrounded by several figures, including knights holding a globe and an armorial shield and a kneeling donor holding a book, the initial 'I'(mperat... more

Dragons from BL Harley 2804, f. 56

Dragons from BL Harley 2804, f. 56

Detail of zoomorphic initial with dragons. Image taken from f. 56 of Bible (the 'Worms Bible'), Psalms-Acts 16:17, imperfect. Written in Latin.

Zoomorphic initial from BL Royal 3 C IV, f. 83

Zoomorphic initial from BL Royal 3 C IV, f. 83

Detail of a zoomorphic initial 'S'(ervata) formed of a dog, with an interlaced decoration, at the beginning of part 2 of the Moralia in Job. Image taken from f. 83 of Job, and the Moralia in Job. Written in Latin.

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 2793, f. 33

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 2793, f. 33

Zoomorphic initial 'B'(eatus vir) with a bird and a fish and interlace decoration in ink and red, green, and yellow at the beginning of the Psalms. Image taken from f. 33 of Psalter, in the Hebraicum version, w... more

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 3045, f. 44

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 3045, f. 44

Zoomorphic foliate initial 'E'(rgo) with dragon at the beginning to book 2, chapter 21. Image taken from f. 44 of De laudibus sanctae crucis, prefatory material (ff. 2v-5v), book 1 (ff. 6v-34), book 2 (ff. 35-4... more

Headpiece from BL Harley 1810, f. 140

Headpiece from BL Harley 1810, f. 140

Illuminated headpiece and zoomorphic initial in the form of a bird. Image taken from f. 140 of Four Gospels. Written in Greek.

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 4773, f. 21v

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 4773, f. 21v

Zoomorphic initial 'M'(ultorum). Image taken from f. 21v of Bible (the 'Montpellier Bible'). Written in Latin.

Zoomorphic initial from BL Royal 6 C III, f. 2

Zoomorphic initial from BL Royal 6 C III, f. 2

Large zoomorphic initial with dragons attacking each other and tails with foliate decoration. Image taken from f. 2 of De fide, De spiritu sancto, De incarnationis dominicae sacramento; Epistola ad Ambrosium. W... more

Zoomorphic initial from BL Royal 6 B III, f. 1

Zoomorphic initial from BL Royal 6 B III, f. 1

Zoomorphic initial 'S'[usceptis]. Ownership inscription. Verse in Irish. Image taken from f. 1 of Symbolum fidei, Registrum. Written in Latin and Irish.

L. X. P. M. from BL Add 21412, ff. 20-44, f. 22

L. X. P. M. from BL Add 21412, ff. 20-44, f. 22

A section of foliate border of the Medici device of a diamond ring with three feathers, the motto 'Semper' and the initials 'L. X. P. M.', and below zoomorphic foliage, measuring 430 x 50 mm (at right of image)... more

Assumption of the Virgin from BL Add 35254L-M, f. L

Assumption of the Virgin from BL Add 35254L-M, f. L

Montage composed of a miniature of the Assumption of the Virgin above the inscription 'Assumpta Est Maria' (centre); a three-sided historiated border of the arms of Clement VII, the Medici devices of a diamond ... more

Zoomorphic lettering from BL Add 27210, f. 34v

Zoomorphic lettering from BL Add 27210, f. 34v

Zoomorphic lettering and gold lettering on a text page. Image taken from f. 34v of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Golden Haggadah''). Written in Hebrew.

Flight into Egypt from BL Add 82729, f. B

Flight into Egypt from BL Add 82729, f. B

Historiated initial 'D' of the Flight into Egypt, with a partial bar border of strapwork and acanthus-like foliage inhabited by drolleries, zoomorphic motifs and bezants with single hair-line embellishment. Ima... more

Annunciation from BL Add 69865, f. 5

Annunciation from BL Add 69865, f. 5

Historiated initial 'D' of the Annunciation, with heraldry of a swan crest flanked by two (erased) arms, with extensions of acanthus-like foliage inhabited by anthropomorphic and zoomorphic figures and large be... more

Presentation in the Temple from BL Add 52539, f. 4v

Presentation in the Temple from BL Add 52539, f. 4v

Historiated initial 'D' of the Presentation in the Temple, at the beginning of Vespers in the Hours of the Virgin, with extensions into borders of acanthus-like foliage inhabited by a hybrid creature, a zoomorp... more

Detail from BL Burn 177, f. 1

Detail from BL Burn 177, f. 1

Zoomorphic initial 'M'(ecenas) composed of two birds drinking from a chalice. Image taken from f. 1 of Odes (ff. 1-31v), Epodes (ff. 31v-36v), Carmen saeculare (ff. 36v-37), Ars poetica (ff. 37-42v), Epistolae ... more

Zoomorphic initial from BL Arundel 45, f. 82

Zoomorphic initial from BL Arundel 45, f. 82

Zoomorphic initial 'I'(psum) in the form of a bird, in Origines's Commentary on Jeremiah. Image taken from f. 82 of Commentary on Jeremiah, and on the Song of Songs. Written in Latin.

Traces of illuminated initial from BL Harley 2713, f. 1

Traces of illuminated initial from BL Harley 2713, f. 1

Traces of illuminated initial with interlace decoration including zoomorphic motifs, cut out, and title in display capitals. Image taken from f. 1 of Etymologies (index Etymologiae), Book 1, excerpts. Written in Latin.

Zoomorphic initial from BL Royal 5 C XI, f. 1v

Zoomorphic initial from BL Royal 5 C XI, f. 1v

Large zoomorphic initial 'I' and smaller initial 'B', with foliate decoration. Image taken from f. 1v of Enarrationes en Psalmos (101-150), imperfect. Written in Latin.

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 2798, f. 40

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 2798, f. 40

Detail of zoomorphic initial 'V' with hybrid dragon clasping a bird in its mouth, at the beginning of Leviticus. Image taken from f. 40 of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Genesis to Malachi), imperfect, the first... more

Detail from BL Arundel 45, f. 82

Detail from BL Arundel 45, f. 82

Zoomorphic initial 'I'(psum) in the form of a bird, in Origines's Commentary on Jeremiah. Image taken from f. 82 of Commentary on Jeremiah, and on the Song of Songs. Written in Latin.

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 3117, f. 48v

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 3117, f. 48v

Zoomorphic initial 'H'(odie) at the beginning of a sermon. Image taken from f. 48v of Gloss on Lamentations; Commentary on the Song of Songs; Sermons; Gloss on Proverbs (imperfect). Written in Latin.

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 3101, f. 32

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 3101, f. 32

Zoomorphic initial 'C'(onsummatis) with two hybrids and foliate motifs, at the beginning of the 8th of John Cassian's Collationes; three smaller initials 'G'(ermanus), 'S'(erenus) and 'D'(e) with penwork decora... more

Zoomorphic initial from BL Arundel 102, f. 1v

Zoomorphic initial from BL Arundel 102, f. 1v

Zoomorphic initial 'D'(e) formed by a quadruped, foliage, and an animal head. Image taken from f. 1v of Unum ex quatuor. Written in Latin.

Text page from BL Royal 13 A XI, f. 1v

Text page from BL Royal 13 A XI, f. 1v

Text page with green and red writing, and a zoomorphic initial. Image taken from f. 1v of Miscellany works on Computus and astrology. Written in Latin.

Zoomorphic initial from BL Arundel 348, f. 51v

Zoomorphic initial from BL Arundel 348, f. 51v

Zoomorphic initial 'E'(t) in the form of a bird, at the beginning of the Pseudo-Cicero Rhetorica ad Herennium. Image taken from f. 51v of De inventione (index Rhetorica); Rhetorica ad Herennium (index De ration... more

Zoomorphic initial from BL Burn 159, f. 1

Zoomorphic initial from BL Burn 159, f. 1

Zoomorphic initial 'Q'(uanquam), the tail formed of a winged dragon-like creature; the lower margin with a partial border incorporating the Gonzaga arms, at the beginning of Cicero's Orationes. Image taken from... more

Zoomorphic lettering from BL Add 27210, f. 36v

Zoomorphic lettering from BL Add 27210, f. 36v

Zoomorphic lettering of initial words. Image taken from f. 36v of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Golden Haggadah''). Written in Hebrew.

Zoomorphic initial from BL Royal 5 C XI, f. 1v

Zoomorphic initial from BL Royal 5 C XI, f. 1v

Detail of a large zoomorphic initial 'I' and smaller initial 'B', with foliate decoration. Image taken from f. 1v of Enarrationes en Psalmos (101-150), imperfect. Written in Latin.

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 3052, f. 3

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 3052, f. 3

Detail of a zoomorphic initial 'I'(nter) of a standing dog (?) at the beginning of the first part of Gregory the Great's Moralia in Job. Image taken from f. 3 of Moralia in Job, books 1-9 (ff. 1v-113); Homiliae... more

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 2804, f. 165

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 2804, f. 165

Detail of zoomorphic initial 'S'(ciendum). Image taken from f. 165 of Bible (the 'Worms Bible'), Psalms-Acts 16:17, imperfect. Written in Latin.

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 2645, f. 1v

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 2645, f. 1v

Zoomorphic initial 'S'(unt) at the beginning of the text, following the list of chapters. Image taken from f. 1v of Collectanea rerum memorabilium (index De mirabilibus mundi), with prologue and list of chapter... more

Man from BL Eg 2973, f. 28v

Man from BL Eg 2973, f. 28v

Historiated initial of a man pointing to his mouth, the initial partly zoomorphic with a bird, at the beginning of Psalm 38. Image taken from f. 28v of Breviary, Use of Vallombrosa. Written in Latin.

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2770, f. 2

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2770, f. 2

Decorated initial 'A' (rma) with foliate and zoomorphic motifs. Image taken from f. 2 of Aeneid (index Aeneis) with verse preface. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Burn 317, f. 149v

Detail from BL Burn 317, f. 149v

Zoomorphic initial 'Q'(uid) formed by two dragons biting each other's tails, at the beginning of homily 9 in the second book of Gregory the Great's Homilies on Ezekiel. Image taken from f. 149v of Homilies on E... more

Fish from BL Eg 2831, f. 1v

Fish from BL Eg 2831, f. 1v

Zoomorphic initial 'D' with a fish. Image taken from f. 1v of Commentary on Isaiah, books XIV-XVIII. Written in Latin.

Zoomorphic initial from BL Burn 26, f. 7v

Zoomorphic initial from BL Burn 26, f. 7v

Zoomorphic initial 'M'(atheus) with animal heads at the beginning of the first prologue. Image taken from f. 7v of Glossed Matthew with prologues (ff. 7v-108v), preceded (ff. 1v-6v) by excerpts from Jerome, Aug... more

Zoomorphic initial from BL Burn 266, f. 2

Zoomorphic initial from BL Burn 266, f. 2

Zoomorphic initial 'I'(n) with a bust, in Terence's Comedies. Image taken from f. 2 of Comedies, preceded by arguments and prologues: Andria (ff. 1-18v), Eunuchus (ff. 18v-56v), Heauton Timoroumenos (ff. 57-94v... more