Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is a gorgeous Italian antiphoner, with this marginal illustration of a monk praying to St Benedict.  Image source: Walters Museum, W.472, and Creative Commons licensed.

Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is a gorgeous Italian antiphoner, with this marginal illustration of a monk praying to St Benedict. Image source: Walters Museum, W.472, and Creative Commons licensed.

Petrus Lombardus (1095?-1160?). Auteur du texte Date d'édition : 1175-1200 Type : manuscrit Langue :	 Latin Droits : domaine public Identifiant : ark:/12148/btv1b85410066 Source : Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 14266 Provenance : bnf.fr

Petrus Lombardus (1095?-1160?). Auteur du texte Date d'édition : 1175-1200 Type : manuscrit Langue : Latin Droits : domaine public Identifiant : ark:/12148/btv1b85410066 Source : Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 14266 Provenance : bnf.fr

Biblioteca Nacional de España, Cod. Vitr. 24-2, detail of f. 69r. Libro de horas de Leonor de la Vega. Bruges, c. 1465-70. Artist: Willem Vrelant.

Biblioteca Nacional de España, Cod. Vitr. 24-2, detail of f. 69r. Libro de horas de Leonor de la Vega. Bruges, c. 1465-70. Artist: Willem Vrelant.

folio from the Macclesfield Psalter. 1330. illuminated manuscript. East Anglia, UK. medieval book prayer illustrated

folio from the Macclesfield Psalter. 1330. illuminated manuscript. East Anglia, UK. medieval book prayer illustrated

Horae ad usum Parisiensem Date d'édition : 1401-1500 Type : manuscrit Langue :	 Latin Format : Vélin. - 190 feuillets et 4 feuillets de parchemin. - 160 × 110 mm. - Reliure veau brun, encadrement doré, fleurons au dos, tranches dorées Droits : domaine public Identifiant : ark:/12148/btv1b550008032

Horae ad usum Parisiensem Date d'édition : 1401-1500 Type : manuscrit Langue : Latin Format : Vélin. - 190 feuillets et 4 feuillets de parchemin. - 160 × 110 mm. - Reliure veau brun, encadrement doré, fleurons au dos, tranches dorées Droits : domaine public Identifiant : ark:/12148/btv1b550008032

Jones, Owen / The grammar of ornament (1910). Medieval Ornament: Illuminated Manuscripts.

Jones, Owen / The grammar of ornament (1910). Medieval Ornament: Illuminated Manuscripts.

Mermaid and merman swim amongst the foliate margins of @BLMedieval Royal 10 E IV. pic.twitter.com/PnGCnhlwtM

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Mermaid and merman swim amongst the foliate margins of @BLMedieval Royal 10 E IV. pic.twitter.com/PnGCnhlwtM

This illuminated Book of Hours was produced in the second quarter of the fifteenth century. It is written in the Netherlandish translation of Geert Grote. Although lacking in full-page miniatures, the manuscript contains eighteen historiated initials by the Masters of Zweder van Culemborg with ornamental initials and decoration throughout.

This illuminated Book of Hours was produced in the second quarter of the fifteenth century. It is written in the Netherlandish translation of Geert Grote. Although lacking in full-page miniatures, the manuscript contains eighteen historiated initials by the Masters of Zweder van Culemborg with ornamental initials and decoration throughout.

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