© Randy Asplund
Blessed is he, "Beatus Vir"
says the page. This illustrated letter "B" depicts the
process of the creation of a book. The bandorel (medieval scroll
shaped "cartoon balloon") announces the commission being
made in the upper loop of the "B." Then the four quarters
starting on the top right and moving clockwise show: making the
parchment, writing the pages, laying the gold, then in the lower
loop of the "B" we find the illuminator hard at work.
The final disk shows the completed book open to the signature:
"RanthulfR Me Fecit."