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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)).

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?)

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)

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

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

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

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)

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

Detail of illuminated initials 'KL', at the beginning of September in the Calendar.  Origin: Italy, N. (Ferrara or Rome)  Attribution: second campaign

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