This exquisite celtic knotwork illuminated letter 'b' from the late century, comes from a latin vellum manuscript known as 'Evangelia Ottonis'. The notes at Rylands mention that it is possibly Italian in origin.- I love illuminated letters.
Note the radically different coloring. L’Annonce aux bergers.Heures de Charles d’Angoulême, Folio French, late century. Were these images the inspiration for the artist whose postcards I fell in love with at Moravian Book Store?