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Bibliothèque nationale de France, Français 239, f. 256v (‘Pinuccio deceiving the innkeeper’). Boccaccio, The Decameron (Ninth Day: Sixth Story). France, 2nd quarter of the 15th century.

British Library, Harley 4338, f. 1v. Boethius, Le Livre de Boece de Consolacion (Book 4) [anonymous French translation]. Bourges, 1477. ‘Philosophy’.

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 229, detail of f. 94v. Arthurian Romances [1) Le livre de Lancelot du Lac, part III. 2) La queste del Saint Graal. 3) La mort au Roy Artus.]. France, c.1275-1300.

“…a miniature of the Human ear complaining to a personification of Nature that she has given him no such protection as the eye was given with the eyebrows.” British Library, Egerton 1121, detail of f. 38. Ulrich von Pottenstein, Spiegel der Weisheit. Salzburg, c.1430.

Bodleian Library MS. Douce 195 Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meung, Le Roman de la Rose, in a manuscript made for Louise of Savoy, mother of Francis I, with many miniatures in the style of Robinet Testard, French, late 15th century

Epistulae Heroidum, Dejanira dona a suo marito Ercole la tunica intrisa di sangue del centauro Nesso, 1496-98, miniature, Bibliothèque nationale de France (BNF).

Bodleian Library MS. Douce 195 Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meung, Le Roman de la Rose, in a manuscript made for Louise of Savoy, mother of Francis I, with many miniatures in the style of Robinet Testard, French, late 15th century

THREE MINIATURES FROM AN ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT OF MARTIN LE FRANC, L’ESTRIF DE FORTUNE ET DE VERTU, IN FRENCH, ON VELLUM [CENTRAL FRANCE (PROBABLY TOURS, POSSIBLY LYON), C.1470-80]

Study of the moon and stars. Ottoman miniature from 17th century. Istanbul.

Turkish Miniature, Noah's Ark. A fanciful gold leaf ark with private port holes for the animals is portrayed in this mid-20th century Turkish miniature painted on a page from a 19th century Islamic manuscript. http://www.silkroad1.com/items/391331/item391331store.html

“In Canavesio’s vivid fifteenth-century mural in Notre Dame des Fontaines in La Brigue, France, we witness Judas hanging from an olive tree after the betrayal of Jesus. While a demon is shown extracting a miniature replica of Judas from the entrails of the suspended body of the betrayer — epitomising the eternal recurrence of the same — the olive tree symbolises the tree of the crucifix from which Jesus simultaneously hangs in redemptive death.

Phaedra, examining the point of her pen -- Huntington Library Ms HM 60, f°17 "Les XXI Epistres des Dames illustres traduicttes d’Ovide par le Reverend Pere en Dieu Monseigneur l’Evesque de Angoulesme" -- Translated by Octavien de Saint Gelais, written in France at the turn of the fifteenth century

Sempronia---Giovanni Boccaccio Title Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation Origin France, Central (Paris) Date 1st quarter of the 15th century Language French

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Français 606 f. 6. Christine de Pizan. L’Epistre Othea la deesse, que elle envoya à Hector de Troye, quant il estoit en l’aage de quinze ans . Paris, c.1406. ‘The influence of Venus

The Execution of St. Catherine, ca.1409, France, Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry - illuminated by brothers (Herman, Paul and Jean) Limbourg fol. 18r