This exquisite celtic knotwork illuminated letter 'b' from the late century, comes from a latin vellum manuscript known as 'Evangelia Ottonis'. The notes at Rylands mention that it is possibly Italian in origin.- I love illuminated letters.
Floral border from the Grandes Heures d’Anne de Bretagne, illuminated by Jean Bourdichon, Illumination on parchment. More than 300 pages have large borders with a detailed illustration of (usually) a single species of plant
This sacramental was composed around the year 870 by the palace school of Charles the Bald. The manuscript consists of ten folios of parchment to vellum measuring 27 cm by 21 cm. The few pages that compose it are decorated with two large initials historiated and five miniature full-page extraordinarily rich. Text pages are lined and written in letters of gold or pen purple . The illuminator is the Master Agreement sacramental coronation.