"P". Graduale oesa. Koln 1330-35. Aagauer Kantonsbibliothek. WettFm0001_027r. by tony harrison, via Flickr
THE GARIMA GOSPELS -- Possibly The Earliest Illustrated Christian Manuscript -- Discovered in a remote Ethiopian monastery. Previously assumed to date from about 1100 CE. New radiocarbon dating conducted in Oxford suggests they were made between 330-650 CE. They may transform our knowledge about the development of illuminated manuscripts & throw new light on the spread of Christianity into sub-Saharan Africa. Preserved in an isolated monastery, set among mountains at 7,000 feet.
Taddeo Crivelli - Initial D: David in Prayer - Gualenghi-d'Este Hours - c.1469
Medieval Illuminated Manuscript
illuminated letter B
Gothic illuminated pages from the 15th century
Illuminated Manuscript, Van Alphen Hours, Initial H with Souls cast into Hellmouth, Walters Manuscript W.782, fol. 113r
Illuminated manuscript, in medieval library,Florence, Tuscany,Italy
Ostatnia Wieczerza. Język hiszpański. późnego średniowiecza. 1500/50. Houghton Lib. Harvard przez tony Harrison http://flic.kr/p/bHMnB6 trzeba zobaczyć w wysokiej rozdzielczości - granica, ptaki, kwiaty
The Hague, KB, 76 G 8 fol. 93r, David sees Bathsheba bathing from a window of his palace
Hours of Bona Sforza. Queen of Poland.
The so-called Gumbertus Bible. The late 12th-century manuscript stands almost 70 cm tall and contains 394 parchment leaves. The “Giant Bible” (an official term in book culture) contains beautiful, delicate even, illumination, as this image shows. Erlangen, Universitätsbibliothek, MS 1 (12th century).
Amherst Hours, The Annunciation, with angels playing music, Walters Manuscript W.167, fol. 13v | by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts
Douce Pliny - Florentine Venice 1476-3
Douce Pliny - Florentine Venice 1476-6
Historiated initial 'S'(alvum) at the beginning of Psalm 68 ('Salvum me fac Deus'), with scenes of the Ark's arrival in Jerusalem, and to the left of the initial, King David standing holding his harp, with a small hybrid musician playing under his feet, from the Bohun Psalter and Hours, England, second half of the 14th century, Egerton MS 3277, f. 46v.
Decorated Text Page (detail), Master of the Getty Epistles, about 1520-30
Commissioned Laurel scroll by Kate as Mistress Katherine of Kells, for the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism.) 1970's. Illuminated letter "B" from that scroll- India ink on vegetable parchment, and tube watercolors, all freehand. Medieval Calligraphy Illumination
Drogo Sacramentary, ca. 850: a historiated initial 'C' contains the Ascension of Christ. The text is in gold ink.
Flourished puzzle initial 'B'(eatus), at the beginning of the Breviary. Origin:Netherlands, N.
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