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M. C. Escher, woodcut, St. Francis

Manuscript Leaf with Scenes from the Life of Saint Francis of Assisi, ca. 1320–42 Made in Bologna for Hungarian use

Pretty medieval manuscript of the day shows St Francis of Assisi receiving his stigmata. It seemed a good choice as the new pope chose the name Francis after this very saint. Image source: British Library MS Harley 3229. Image declared as public domain on the British Library website.

Leviticus, Germany, Central (Coburg) 19776 f. 72 via: www.bl.uk/...

A bull, symbol of the zodiacal sign of Taurus, features in the border of a page for April in the 'Dunois Hours', a French illuminated manuscript, c.1440-c.1450; (Yates Thompson 3 f.4) (British Library)

Initial 'I'(n) with pen-flourishing, at the beginning of book 2 of Pseudo-Cicero's Rhetorica ad Herennium. Origin:Italy, N. E. (Veneto?, Venice?)

Illuminated Manuscript, Book of Hours, Five Wounds of Christ, Walters Art Museum Ms. W.165, fol. 110v by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts, via Flickr

Demons Fighting Over an Animal Limb, late 17th century. India. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Doris Rubin, in memory of Harry Rubin, 1989 (1989.236.3) | In this painting, set in a fantastic landscape with rocks, trees and a cityscape in the distance, two fearsome demons are seen quarreling over the leg of an animal.

Margin detail. Flemish c. 1320-30. Psalter

Young Lovers Embracing, 16th century. Iran, Qazvin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Elizabeth S. Ettinghausen Gift, in memory of Richard Ettinghausen, 1990 (1990.51)

The Annunciation from a Book of Hours from Tours, France

Detail of puzzle initial. Origin:Italy, Central