Illuminated Manuscript at UMMA | Kids Out and About Ann Arbor / Detroit

Illuminated Manuscript at UMMA

UMMA was recently gifted a bejeweled double-sided calendar leaf for January. Executed on parchment, the page highlights the material opulence and artistry involved in manuscript illumination. Accompanying the calendar are painted images or miniatures of the labor and characteristic activity of the month, and Aquarius, the zodiac sign for January, embodied by a man collecting water from a stream. The folio’s luminous, gilded surface, accentuated by the use of bright colors, was meant to transport the medieval viewer into a state of spiritual transcendence.




525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109
United States


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