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    The Sinope Gospels (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS gr. 1286, also known as the Codex Sinopensis) is a fragment of a 6th century illuminated Greek Gospel Book. Beheading Of John the Baptist

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A kylix depicting the God Apollo pouring a libation and holding an early version of the Lyre (chelys) which was made from the shell of a tortoise. The bird may represent the crow which announced the marriage of the nymph Aigle-Korone, the daughter of King Phlegyas. Provenance: Delphi, 480-470 BCE, artist unknown. (Delphi Archaeological Museum).

Ancient Greek black figure pottery - especially love the bird!

Národní knihovna České republiky XIV.A.17

Hereford Gospels - Gospel of St. John

Topographia Christiana "The Egyptian monk Cosmas Indicopleustes (547) in his Topographia Christiana, where the Covenant Ark was meant to represent the whole universe, argued on theological grounds that the Earth was flat, a parallelogram enclosed by four oceans."

The Vienna Genesis (Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, cod. theol. gr. 31) is an illuminated manuscript, probably produced in Syria in the first half of the 6th century. It is the oldest well-preserved, surviving, illustrated biblical codex.

Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Cod. Guelff. 36.23 Augusteus 2 is a 5th or 6th century manuscript of the Corpus Agrimensorum Romanorum, a Roman treatise on land surveying. It is one of the few survivng illustrated, non-literary or non-religious manuscripts from late antiquity.

The Sinope Gospels (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS gr. 1286, also known as the Codex Sinopensis) is a fragment of a 6th century illuminated Greek Gospel Book.

The Sinope Gospels (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS gr. 1286, also known as the Codex Sinopensis) is a fragment of a 6th century illuminated Greek Gospel Book. Beheading Of John the Baptist

Codex Beratinus

The Cotton Genesis (London, British Library, MS Cotton Otho B VI) was a 5th or 6th century Greek luxury copy of the Book of Genesis and was one of the oldest illustrated biblical codices to survive to the modern period. In 1731 it was largely destroyed in the Cotton library fire.

The Codex Brixianus (Brescia, Biblioteca Civica Queriniana, s.n.) is a 6th century Latin Gospel Book which was probably produced in Italy.

The Codex Argenteus (or "Silver Bible") is a 6th century manuscript, originally containing bishop Ulfilas's 4th century translation of the bible into the Gothic language.

British Library, Additional MS 5111 is a 12th Century Byzantine Gospel Book. It is bound with the London Canon Tables, 6th century Byzantine Canon Tables and has a miniature of a portrait of Matthew the Evangelist from a different Byzantine Gospel Book pasted in it.

The St. Augustine Gospels (Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, Lib. MS. 286) is an illuminated Gospel Book which probably dates from the 6th century. It is traditionally considered to be one of the volumes brought by St. Augustine of Canterbury to England in 587. The book was probably given to St. Augustine by the pope St. Gregory the First.

The Ashburnham Pentateuch (Paris, Bibl. Nat. MS nouv. acq. lat. 2334) is a 6th century Spanish illuminated manuscript of the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Old Testament).

plant from the Vienna Dioscorides

Plant study taken from Vienna Dioscurides. The Vienna Dioscurides or Vienna Dioscorides is an early 6th century illuminated manuscript of De Materia Medica by Dioscorides in Greek. It is an important and rare example of a late antique scientific text. The 491 vellum folios measure 37 by 30 cm and contain more than 400 pictures of animals and plants, most done in a naturalistic style.

Rossano Gospels, Christ comes before Pilate, 6th century.

Codex Purpureus Rossanensis

Parable of the Good Samaritan, Illumination from the Rossano Gospels (Codex Purpureus Rossanensis), 6th century.

Folios 23v and 24r of the Codex Petropolitanus Purpureus, a 6th century Greek New Testament codex

Rossano Gospels, 6th century. This book is from Greece or the eastern Mediterranean, possibly from Antioch in Syrai or Caesarea in Palestine.

The Ascension, Rabbula Gospels, 6th century.

Vienna Genesis