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SUBJECT illuminations (visual works)
REFERENCE ID 300264522
NOTES Refers to paintings and other adornments applied to books, scrolls, or other document types for the purpose of illustrating or decorating the text. It may take any of three forms: Miniatures, which are small pictures that are often set apart from the text and comprise a self-contained design; decorated initial letters, that themselves may contain a small scene; and decorated borders, which also may contain scenes. The media of illumination generally includes paint, ink, and precious metals on vellum, paper, or silk.
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