Damselfly & Snail Bookmark

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About This Item

The margins of medieval manuscripts are often ornamented with elaborate decorative illustrations, also known as “marginalia”. This bookmark is a detail from a sixteenth-century French manuscript and depicts a damselfly, iris, and snail. Their exact, iconographic meaning is lost to time, but it is hard not to feel the poor snail's plight as he looks at the freedom of the damselfly.

•  Finish: Solid brass, electro-plated with non-tarnishing silver finish, giclee print
•  Measures approx. 1.25" W x 4" L

Decorated Text Page
Maker Name: Unknown, illuminator
Type: Manuscripts
Medium: Tempera colors and gold paint on parchment
Place: Place Created: Tours, France, Paris, France
Date: about 1528 - 1530

Digital image courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program
<i>Nine Lives</i> Bookmark
Nine Lives Bookmark

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