Leaf from a Breviary - Hidden within a jungle of flowering vines, an ape attempts to unlock the secret to a three-dimensional puzzle. Medieval artists were fond of depicting animals, in particular apes and monkeys, engaged in human activities. In medieval Europe, the term "aping" was used to describe the mimicking of human nature, so showing apes acting like people was a play on this idea. (The Walters) Art Museum
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Illuminated Manuscript, Map of the city of Damietta (Shahr-i Dumyād) on the Egyptian coast from Book on Navigation, Walters Art Museum Ms. W.658, fol.308b by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts,
Collection of poems (divan), Double-page illuminated frontispiece, Walters Manuscript W.636, fol. 2b by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts
Almugavar Hours, Decorative border and incipit with floral motifs and birds, Walters Manuscript W.420, fol. 136r by Walters Art Museum Illum...
Leaf from a Missal Date: ca. 1290 Geography: Made in, Beauvais (?), France Culture: French Medium: Tempera and gold leaf on parchment Dimensions: Overall: 11 5/16 x 7 11/16 in. (28.7 x 19.5 cm) Mat size: 21 7/8 x 15 15/16 in. (55.6 x 40.5 cm) Classification: Manuscripts & Illuminations
Illuminated Manuscript, Compendium of computistical texts, Above: The harmony of the spheres; Below: The planetary orbits, Walters Art Museum Ms. W.73, fol. 5r by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts, via Flickr