Cornerpiece

The metal plaques attached to the corners of the boards of a binding to protect them, a popular feature from the fifteenth century on.

Cornerpieces are metal plaques attached to the corners of the boards of a binding to protect them, a popular feature from the fifteenth century on. The term also refers to a decorative motif in the corners of a miniature or border.

  • Arabic:
    مقاطعة ;زاوية
  • French:
    Corničre; Canton; Coin
  • Italian:
    Cantonale; Cantone; Angolo; Salvapunte; Punta
  • Spanish:
    Cantón; Esquina

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