Glossary of Medieval Art and Architecture

inhabited initial : an illuminated initial containing animals or human figures such as naked fighters.

See also:illuminated initial
Other types of illuminated initial: foliate, historiated, pen flourished.

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Image adapted from pages from a Psalter, (end of 12th century)
MS. 229 (U.3.2), Glasgow

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