illuminated manuscript, Cluny, 1090-1100, 224 pages, cm 16x23
Biblioteca Palatina di Parma
Parma Ildefonso (Ms. Parm. 1650) is an illuminated manuscript on parchment made in Cluny 1090 to 1100. It's a 112 folios book (= pp 224), sized mm 158 × 230, binded in leather.
The system of illustration is very complex:
Each one of the 222 pages is decorated with frames, painted in gold, silver or purple, with geometrical shapes or stylized leaves: inside the frames are the pictures or the text.
Moreover there are 9 pages fully illuminated; 16 half pages, 8 smaller illuminations representing the prophets, 9 big capital letters, 28 golden smaller letters and many other decorations.