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

    Presentation of verses

    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?)

    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)

    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

    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


    Jonah and the Fish

    Ceres sowing corn

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

    Script style... Harley 1766 f. 76v (Detail) c. 1450 - c. 1460, English. Miniature of Orpheus lying on his back protecting himself from Thracian women armed with spindles and distaffs. England, S. E. (probably Suffolk, possibly Bury St Edmunds)

    Margin detail. Flemish c. 1320-30. Psalter

    Demons Fighting Over an Animal Limb, late 17th century. India. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Doris Rubin, in memory of Harry Rubin, 1989 (1989.236.3) | In this painting, set in a fantastic landscape with rocks, trees and a cityscape in the distance, two fearsome demons are seen quarreling over the leg of an animal.

    David playing a harp. German, 12th century. British Library.

    Coloured drawings of Adam and Eve at work, and Noah's Ark. Origin:Germany

    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

    Guiart des Moulins, Bible historiale (vol. 1) France, Central (Paris); between 1403 and 1404

    Corpus of Christ, ca. 1250 French; Possibly made in Paris Elephant ivory, traces of paint

    Young Lovers Embracing, 16th century. Iran, Qazvin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Elizabeth S. Ettinghausen Gift, in memory of Richard Ettinghausen, 1990 (1990.51)