Line filler

A decorative device (abstract, foliate, zoomorphic, or anthropomorphic) that fills the remainder of a line not fully occupied by script.

A decorative device (abstract, foliate, zoomorphic, or anthropomorphic) that fills the remainder of a line not fully occupied by script. Line fillers were initially popularized in Insular and Pre-Carolingian art.

  • Arabic:
    تتمّة سطر
  • French:
    Bout-de-ligne
  • Italian:
    Chiudiriga
  • Spanish:
    Remate de renglón; Final de renglón; Final de línea

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