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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.

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?)

The Beggar Who Professed His Love for a Prince: Folio from the Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din Attar, dated A.H. 892 / A.D. 1487. Afghanistan. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Fletcher Fund, 1963 (63.210.28)

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

Astronomical calendar, by Nicholas of Lynn, ca. 1324

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)

Quadragesima (Lent) Royal 6 E VII Author: James le Palmer Title Omne Bonum (Ebrietas-Humanus) Origin England, S. E. (London) Date c. 1360- c. 1375