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Historiated initial formed of green branches on a gold ground, Adoration of the Child (c. 1500) Tyrol, Italy

Everything is illuminated: the wonder of medieval manuscripts – in pictures

Historiated initial formed of green branches on a gold ground, Adoration of the Child (c. 1500) Tyrol, Italy

Artist: Unknown Title: Portrait of Sultan Mustafa Date: late 17th or early 18th century Materials: opaque watercolor on paper  Location: Turkey

Artist: Unknown Title: Portrait of Sultan Mustafa Date: late or early century Materials: opaque watercolor on paper Location: Turkey

Detail of a miniature of St John sitting in a cave on the island of Patmos, from a German Apocalypse, early 14th century, Add MS 15243, f. 2v

Detail of a miniature of St John sitting in a cave on the island of Patmos, from a German Apocalypse, early century, Add MS f.

Carrow Psalter, Above: Deposition/Three Maries at the tomb; Below: Limbo/Resurrection, Walters Manuscript W.34, fol. 28v detail | Flickr - P...

Carrow Psalter, Above: Deposition/Three Maries at the tomb; Below: Limbo/Resurrection, Walters Manuscript fol.

Walters 169

Hours of Pastor Denys, Apocalyptic Madonna Lactans, Walters Manuscript fol.

The Hours of Catherine of Cleves dite Catherine de Nevers, 1548.1633, époux: Henri I° de Guise

Last Judgment ~ Hours of Catherine of Cleves ~ Illuminated Manuscript ~ ~ Created in Utrecht, The Netherlands, ~ The Morgan Library & Museum

mid 12th century Belgium - Averbode Abbey in Brabant  Liège, Bibliothèque Générale de l’Université de Liège   ms. 363: Evangéliaire d’Averbode  fol. 17r - lower panel of Nativity scene    a fine example of Mosan art    http://www.libnet.ulg.ac.be/enlumin/enlu201a.htm

Evangéliaire d’Averbode (mid Belgium), a very fine example of Mosan art in the Averbode Abbey, in the province of Brabant. This is the lower panel of Nativity scene. Today at the University Library of Liège.

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