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Manuscript Leaf with Scenes from the Life of Saint Francis of Assisi, ca. 1320–42. Made in Bologna, Italy for Hungarian use.

By Jean Bourdichon of Tours, The Annunciation from a Book of Hours, 1485–90, Tempera and gold leaf on parchment, Tours, France. (By Jean Bourdichon of Tours, the foremost illuminator to the court of France during the reigns of Louis XI, Charles VIII, Louis XII, and Francis I (1461–1547)).

Detail of a historiated initial of a lover presenting his verses to a lady from a fifteenth-century Italian book of love sonnets; to the right is a small flaming heart, a symbol of burning love (Kings 322 f.1). (British Library)

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?)

Saint George Carlo Crivelli (Italian, Venice (?), active by 1457–died 1493 Ascoli Piceno)

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

Detail of a miniature of Ceres sowing corn, in L'Épître Othéa (Le Codex Bodmer 49 contient l’« Epître d’Othéa » qui a été écrit par Christine de Pisan vers 1400). Cologny, Fondation Bodmer

Avarice Detail of a miniature of the devil laying on an avaricious man's treasure chests. Origin: France, Central (Paris) Attribution: Richard de Montbaston Master

Astronomical calendar, by Nicholas of Lynn, ca. 1324 / Sacred Geometry ♥

Saint Barbara, patron saint of prisoners, architects, and artillerymen. Limestone, paint, gilt ca. 1500, Northern France

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