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Object Created date: 14th–16th century
This black spirit mirror and other magical objects are thought to have been owned by John Dee (1527–1608/9), the Elizabe...
Manuscript Created date: 15th century
This 15th century manuscript contains a version of the synopsis of law (Ponema Nomikon) by the civil servant and scholar...
Manuscript Created date: 1st half of the 15th century
Lycophron's Alexandra, with the commentary of Isaac Tzetzes
Map Created date: 15th century
This map from the Harley manuscripts collection shows the Bay of Bengal from a manuscript of Ptolemy's Geography, has th...
Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 15th century
Images like these, which show glasses of different coloured urine, would have been used by medieval doctors to help diag...
Manuscript, Painting, Illustration, Image Created date: c. 1405 - c. 1430
These delicate paintings show nuns and monks praying in their stalls. They are part of a series of miniatures in an orna...
Manuscript Created date: c. 1400–1499
A 15th-century commentary on the Pentateuch by Nahmanides. Who was Nahmanides? Often referred to in Jewish sources as Ra...
Painting, Image Created date: 15th Century
This 15th-century Spanish painting depicts the so-called ‘Santiago Matamoros’ or ‘Saint James the Moor-slayer’. As in ma...
Manuscript Created date: 15th century
The Qiṣaṣ al-anbiyā belongs to a common genre of Islamic literature that relates the stories of various prophets in the...
Manuscript Created date: 3rd quarter of the 15th century
The 15th century saw the migration of many Greek scribes and scholars to Italy. Among them was Ioannes Rhosos, a Cretan...
Manuscript, Scroll Created date: 15th century CE
The Torah Scroll is the holiest and most valued object in Judaism. It is the physical expression of the Jewish people’s ...
Manuscript Created date: 1420s
The Forme of Cury is the oldest known instructive cookery book written in the English language (the Middle English word ...
Map, Parchment, Watercolour, Pen and ink Created date: 1370s-late 15th century
The Gough Map of the British Isles, acquired by Richard Gough in 1774 from the collections of the antiquarian Thomas Ma...
Manuscript Created date: c. 1350–1450
Illustrated manuscript of the Life and songs of the Yogi Milarepa. Who was Milarepa? Milarepa (1040–1123) was one of th...
Manuscript Created date: 1425–1475
Ever wondered where the tradition of sending cards to your beloved on Valentine’s Day comes from? You might imagine that...