|This section shows the heading for the next passage. The top and bottom lines are in an angular majuscule heading script typical of Merovingian manuscripts. I guess you could call it a sort of rustic capitals with bells on. (No, I am not much into detailed technical nomenclature for scripts.) The photograph has cropped the enlarged and decorative capital T of the bottom line, adorned with fish, another typical Merovingian stylistic trick. The fish was from early times a symbol of Christianity. The middle line is in uncial script.|
|Gallican Lectionary, 7th century (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, fonds latin 9427, f.143). All images from Steffens 1929, Plate 25.|
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