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  • Albumazar, Treatise on astrology

    Manuscript

    As very few medieval musical instruments survive, manuscript illustrations are vital way for historians to learn about m...

  • Carmina Regia

    Manuscript

    The magnificent painting in this book was intended as a gift for Robert of Anjou, King of Naples from 1309-43.  It illus...

  • Coronation book of Charles V of France

    Book

    This book offers us a glimpse of the rituals that ruled medieval life at the highest level of society. It records the de...

  • Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy

    Manuscript

    This historiated initial depicts Dante and his guide Virgil, the ancient Roman poet, in a dark wood before their descent...

  • De Brailes Hours

    Manuscript

    By the later Middle Ages, professional illuminators, as well as monasteries, were producing illuminated manuscripts. Thi...

  • Eadui Psalter

    Manuscript

    The Eadui Psalter is named after its probable scribe and artist, Eadwig (Eadui) Basan. Eadwig was a monk at Christ Churc...

  • French Book of Hours

    Manuscript

    King David, from the Old Testament, depicted here as a medieval monarch, was highly regarded for his musical talent, and...

  • Golf Book

    Manuscript

    The Golf Book is a book of hours: a religious text that contains prayers and psalms for private worship. It was written...

  • Harley Golden Gospels

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript

    The Harley Library was founded in 1704 when Robert Harley purchased 600 manuscripts. The library was later given to the...

  • Holkham Bible Picture Book

    Manuscript

    In one of the first images in the Holkham Bible Picture Book we find an image of the Fall, the series of events (describ...

  • Hours of René of Anjou

    Manuscript

    This sumptuous Book of Hours was made in Paris around 1405-1410 and illuminated by an anonymous artist, known after this...

  • Illustrated volume of Dante's Divine Comedy

    Manuscript

    Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy is known for providing the most iconic and powerful portrayal of the medieval concept of...

  • Indian miniature painting

    Artwork

    This image was painted in the Deccan area of South India, possibly Bijapur, in about 1660. It depicts an ascetic, identi...

  • Maastricht Hours

    Manuscript

    This marginal image within a Book of Hours, a devotional text, depicts a friar and a nun misbehaving as they entertain t...

  • Medieval bestiary

    Book

    Bestiaries are books containing descriptions of birds and beasts both real and fantastical, to which Christian moral and...