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Bees Hive: Swiss Medieval art with beehives

Bees Hive: Medieval art with beehives

Archangel Michael in miniature on parchment from the Stammheim Missal, c. 1170.

It's About Time: 1000-1100s Angels

Nuns and monks playing a bat and ball game in Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Bodley 264.

Sireaulx - Papirus (Carex riparia Curt. = laiche des rives) -- Grandes Heures d'Anne de Bretagne, BNF, Ms Latin 9474, 1503-1508, f°109r

The Ormesby Psalter, Folio 9v. Made in Norwich, East Anglia, England around 1300-1310. MS Douce 366; Images from the Bodleian Library

Riding A rabbit hound trained with A snail of prey of Guillaume Durand Pontifical, Avignon, before 1390 (Paris, Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, ms. 143, fol. 165r)

Illustration from an C11th Anglo-Saxon history book.

BBC - Primary History - Vikings - Who were they?

The Stockholm Codex Aureus This mid-eighth century illuminated manuscript was looted by a Viking army but later bought back by an English ealdorman called Aelfred, “by pure gold”. The little notes above and below the main, latin text, are Aelfred’s account in old English of the incident.

The Morgan Library & Museum: Miracles in Miniature is now on view! We particularly love the Prayer Book that measures a mere 2 ¾ by 2 inches but includes an amazing 132 miniatures:

Scotland's oldest book - Edinburgh University. The Celtic Psalter is described as Scotland's Book of Kells. The pocket sized book of Psalms is housed at the University, where it went on display in 2009 for the first time. Created in the 11th century AD making it Scotland's oldest surviving book at 938 years old!

10 of the Oldest Known Surviving Books in the World

Three cats: sleeping, reaching into a bird cage, and lifting a mouse off a nest of eggs.13th. c. MS. Bodl. 764


detail Demon with a sinner in a headlock. Matfré Ermengau, Breviari d’amor et Lettre à sa soeur, 14th century. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Français 857,

Medieval monk

Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Douce 292 Evangeliarium (incomplete) Lorsch (?) Or Liège (?), 2 Quarter or mid-11th Century

Illustration to a Bible Historiée et Vie des Saints Spencer Collection Ms. 022 folio 14 New York Public Library, France, circa 1390

Image of an item from the British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts

Stephan Schreiber's late gothic pattern book was produced in Urach in the (now) state of Baden-Württemberg in South-West Germany in 1494. It was dedicated to Count Eberhard (Eberhard the bearded, later first Duke) of Württemberg.

Giovanni Boccaccio , Filocolo

Adoration of the Magi. Berthold Sacramentary, in Latin. Illuminated by the Master of the Berthold Sacramentary. Germany, Weingarten Abbey, ca. 1215, 293 x 204 mm

The Benedictional of St Æthelwold, England (Old Minster, Winchester), 963-984

Horae ad usum Parisiensem. Date d'édition : 1475-1500

Horae ad usum Parisiensem. Date d'édition : 1475-1500

Boethius: De arithmetica, De musica   c. 1350