Illuminated ManuscriptsTypically an illuminated manuscript includes hand-painted full color illustrations (often with gold-leaf), decorative block caps, or colorful borders or other decorations in the margins.
An 8-volume illuminated New Testament. Originally commissioned in 1430, but the majority of the illustrations were not completed until Mathis Gerung was commissioned to complete the illustrations between 1530-32.
The Maciejowski or Morgan Bible was created around 1260 AD and illustrates Genesis through David in story-book fashion. The original captions were in Latin, but later translated into Persian and Judeo-Persian in the margins.
This Latin manuscript was from England, probably London, c.1260
Style: Tempera colors, gold leaf, and colored washes on parchment.
Each page contained a brief passage from the Apocalypse, a brief commentary, and a half page illustration. (MS. LUDWIG III 1)