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A banderole is a feature of an Illuminated Manuscript allowing for comments beside the
text. It is much like the “speech balloons” in a modern comic strip. The illustration below
shows an example. This is a portion of a page of “the Rheims Missal,” originally written
shortly before 1300 and now in Saint Petersburg. The illustration is of church ritual, and
in the margin we see the New Testament prophet Simon (S?mo·) and the Old
Testament prophet Micah (micheas). Micah is holding a banderole.
The Encyclopedia of New Testament Textual Criticism