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  • 9th-century Gospel-book from Tours

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 9th century

    The copying and decoration of this Gospel-book from Tours represent a remarkable artistic achievement. As is characteris...

  • Bestiary, with extracts from Gerald of Wales

    Manuscript Created date: Late 12th-century–early 13th century

    A bestiary contains Christian allegorical lessons based on the characteristics and habits of animals found in nature and...

  • Portrait of St Dunstan as a bishop

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 12th century

    Smaragdus (d. after 825), a Benedictine monk and later abbot of St Mihiel sur Meuse, near Verdun, wrote a commentary on...

  • Psalter with the Hours of the Virgin Mary

    Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 13th century

    The 20 full-page illuminations at the beginning of this Psalter form one of the most outstanding prefatory cycles to sur...

  • Ælfwine’s Prayerbook

    Manuscript Created date: 3rd decade of the 11th century

    Many manuscripts reveal a surprising amount about their makers and owners. One such is this small prayer book, which mea...