The Glossaries are now fully illustrated.
With the kind permission of the author and publishers, the following general glossary has been reproduced (with some revisions) from:
Michelle P. Brown, Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms (J. Paul Getty Museum: Malibu and British Library: London, 1994)
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