This week's #ManuscriptMonday word is 'Palette'. The range of colours used in a work. The term derives from the name of the flat surface on which paints are sometimes mixed, although shells were more commonly used to contain prepared pigments during the Middle Ages.
Matteo da Milano, illuminator (Italian, active 1492 – 1523) Initial D: Saint John the Baptist, about 1520, Tempera and gold on parchment Leaf: 33.6 x 23.4 cm (13 1/4 x 9 3/16 in.) The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. 87, fol. 4