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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.

    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?)

    Detail of a miniature of the Expulsion. Origin:Germany, S. (Regensburg)

    Jonah in the mouth of the whale, early 15th. Jonah tries to hold on to a rock as the whale swallows him. From "La Bible Historiaulx ou les Histoires Escolastres". ID: Roy 15 D III, fol. 398 verso (detail). The British Library, London, Great Britain

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    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

    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

    Peter Comestor at work Guyart des Moulins, La Bible historiale complétée (Genesis - Psalms) France, Central (Paris?); 1357

    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)

    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