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Manuscript Leaf with Scenes from the Life of Saint Francis of Assisi Date: ca. 1320–42 Geography: Made in, Bologna (for Hungarian use), Italy Culture: Italian

Manuscript Leaf with Initial S, from a Gradual Date: second quarter 15th century Geography: Made in probably Mainz, Germany Culture: German Medium: Tempera, ink, and metal leaf on parchment Dimensions: 19 3/4 x 14 1/8 in. (50.1 x 35.9 cm)

Manuscript single leaf with miniature, Belgium; Bruges, 1510, MS G.46r - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum

Leaf from the Razmnama, ca. 1616–17; Mughal, period of Jahangir (1605–27) India Ink, colors, and gold on paper

Preparation of Medicine from Honey: Leaf from an Arabic translation of the Materia Medica of Dioscorides, dated 1224 Iraq, Baghdad

Illustrated Beatus manuscripts bring to life an extraordinary vision of the end of the world, as recorded by Saint John in the Apocalypse (Book of Revelation) and filtered through the lens of Beatus of Liébana, an eighth-century Asturian monk. These manuscripts are unique to medieval Spain and a testament to the pervasive artistry and intellectual milieu of monastic culture there. The leaf shown here comes from a manuscript disassembled in the 1870s.

Illuminated manuscript, Book of Hours in Dutch, Entombment, Walters Manuscript W.188, fol. 81v by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts, via Flickr