Zoomorphic initial

An initial partly or wholly composed of animal forms.

An initial partly or wholly composed of animal forms ... Zoomorphic motifs occur in other decorative contexts as well.

  • Arabic:
    حيواني الشكل
  • Armenian:
    Կենդանագիր
  • French:
    Zoomorphe
  • Italian:
    Zoomorfo; Teriomorfo
  • Portuguese:
    inicial zoomórfica
  • Spanish:
    Zoomorfo

Michelle Brown, Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts (Malibu, CA: J. Paul Getty Museum in association with the British Library, c1994).