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Leaf from a Qur'an manuscript, late 11th–12th century Iran or Afghanistan
Manuscript Leaf with Scenes from the Life of Saint Francis of Assisi, ca. 1320–42 Made in Bologna for Hungarian use
In this lovely marginal image, two fashionably dressed ladies set off on an outing. The net held by one of them indicates that they are chasing butterflies, but the artist does not depict the prize they seek. He leaves it to us to imagine the rest of their day-the fun of chasing and catching butterflies is ours. Checkmate! Medieval People at Play. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2010. [Created for use at Saint-Bénigne, Dijon (diocese of Langres), late 13th century]
Leaf from a Beatus Manuscript: Angels Restrain the Four Winds; the Angel Ascends from the Rising Sun, ca. 1180, Spanish.
Book of Hours (Bodmer Hours), ca. 1400–1410 Michelino da Besozzo (Italian, act. 1388–1450) Tempera and gold leaf on parchment. The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York
By Jean Bourdichon of Tours, The Annunciation from a Book of Hours, 1485–90, Tempera and gold leaf on parchment, Tours, France. (By Jean Bourdichon of Tours, the foremost illuminator to the court of France during the reigns of Louis XI, Charles VIII, Louis XII, and Francis I (1461–1547)).