Illuminated Leaf from a Latin Psalter
15th century (?)
This single parchment leaf on thin, smooth parchment is small and elegant in its script and helpful for teaching manuscript production and provenance. The alternating initials in red and blue and the follicle marks lead into discussion of making parchment, and lining, writing, and illuminating manuscripts. The pencil number in the lower corner allows for discussion of the modern book trade.
From the collection of Alisa K. Beer