From Lat. minium = lead oxide = vermilion dye, with which initials or title lines were first highlighted in red. Due to a broad expansion of meaning, miniature in book illumination means any figurative painting that is not tied to an initial.
We have been running a specialist store for facsimiles for over 10 years in Regensburg's Old Town, just opposite the "Schottenportal" of the Romanesque Scots Monastery of St. Jacob at Jakobstraße 6.
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