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Caitlyn Au describes the use and meanings of the medieval arch shape as a frame for displaying illuminations within niches and through symbolic gateways.
Illumination of books and manuscripts -- Medieval, Symbolism in architecture -- Europe
History of Religion | Medieval History
Au, Caitlyn, "11, Depictions of the Arch in Medieval Books of Hours: Historic and Symbolic Origins" (2015). Texts of Time. 2.