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1875 Chromolithograph Celtic Historical Initial Capital Design Illumination LOR1
1875 Chromolithograph Celtic Historical Initial Capital Design Illumination LOR1

1875 Chromolithograph Celtic Historical Initial Capital Design Illumination LOR1

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This is a rare original 1875 color chromolithograph that depicts a variety of beautiful Celtic illuminations that date from the 7th to the 11th centuries CE.

Key Elements

1,2,3,4,5,6. Durrow manuscript, Trinity College, Dublin - 7,8. Book of Kells, same provenance - 11. Codex Aureus, Royal Library of Stockholm - 12. Gospel of Thomas - 13. Commentary on the Pslams - 14. Gospel of St. Chad - 15. Psalter of St. John - 16,17. Mac Durnan Gospels - 18. Latin Gospels - 19,20,21. Codex Vossianus - 23,24. Latin Psalter - 25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33. Psalter of Arundel - 34,35,36,37. Initials from the abbey of Saint-Germain des Prés.

CONDITION

This 136+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Chromolithograph; Color
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9 x 13 inches; 23 x 33 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is pleased to offer a rare collection of chromolithographs in fantastic condition. These colorful, interesting pieces provide valuable glimpses into many of designs, motifs, and decorative styles from historical eras such as that of the ancient Egyptians, Byzantines, Greco-Romans and of course the Middle Ages and High Renaissance. The Medieval designs also feature a wide variety of manuscript illuminations that are absolutely stunning. Virtually unseen online, these items would be magnificent framed.

Keywords specific to this image: interlacing, decorative element, border, animal interlace, knotwork, floral, pattern, design, motif

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