Origin

The place a manuscript was made.

The place of origin of a manuscript is seldom recorded (unless mentioned in a colophon) and has to be assessed by a study of the book's contents, patronage, method of production, and provenance. The use of a liturgical manuscript is not necessarily an indicator of its place of origin, since the major uses enjoyed a wide geographical currency.

  • Arabic:
    أصل
  • Italian:
    Origine
  • Latin:
    Origine
  • Spanish:
    Origen

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