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The text of Pslam 32:16-18 from the Luttrell Psalter (British Library MS Add. 42130, f. 62v): 'The king is not saved by a great army: nor shall the giant be saved by his own great strength. Vain is the horse for safety: neither shall he be saved by the abundance of his strength. Behold the eyes of the Lord are on them that fear him: and on them that hope in his mercy.' This lavishly illustrated manuscript was made in the North of England in the early fourteenth century for Sir Geoffrey Luttrell, who is shown with his wife and daughter on f. 202v. Though most famous for its abundance of grotesques and marginalia, its large and painstakingly precise script – known as gothic textura precissa – is also worthy of note.⠀
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#medieval #middleages #medievale #moyenage #mittelalter #medievalart #medievalhistory #art #history #historyofart #arthistory #manuscript #medievalmanuscript #old #books #oldbooks #library #handmade #painting #gold #marginalia #psalter #psalms #beauty #manuscrito #grotesque #bible #scripture #inspiration #skill
The text of Pslam 32:16-18 from the Luttrell Psalter (British Library MS Add. 42130, f. 62v): 'The king is not saved by a great army: nor shall the giant be saved by his own great strength. Vain is the horse for safety: neither shall he be saved by the abundance of his strength. Behold the eyes of the Lord are on them that fear him: and on them that hope in his mercy.' This lavishly illustrated manuscript was made in the North of England in the early fourteenth century for Sir Geoffrey Luttrell, who is shown with his wife and daughter on f. 202v. Though most famous for its abundance of grotesques and marginalia, its large and painstakingly precise script – known as gothic textura precissa – is also worthy of note.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #medieval  #middleages  #medievale  #moyenage  #mittelalter  #medievalart  #medievalhistory  #art  #history  #historyofart  #arthistory  #manuscript  #medievalmanuscript  #old  #books  #oldbooks  #library  #handmade  #painting  #gold  #marginalia  #psalter  #psalms  #beauty  #manuscrito  #grotesque  #bible  #scripture  #inspiration  #skill 
On grounds of gold and green mosaic tiles, elaborate foliate patterns surround four angels who support a wreath enclosing the Lamb of God. This mosaic adorns the presbytery vault in the church of San Vitale, Ravenna. Sited directly above the altar, the image of Christ as a sacrificial lamb refers to the ceremony of the Eucharist that takes place below. San Vitale was built and decorated in the first half of the sixth century, and is an important example of early Byzantine art.⠀
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#medieval #middleages #medievalart #medievalhistory #medievalstyle #medievalworld #byzantine #byzantium #history #art #arthistory #beauty #skill #craft #mosaic #lambofgod #gold #christ #moyenage #mittelalter #old #medievalitaly #ravenna #eucharist #tesserae #worship #prayer #historyofart #sanvitale #earlychristian
On grounds of gold and green mosaic tiles, elaborate foliate patterns surround four angels who support a wreath enclosing the Lamb of God. This mosaic adorns the presbytery vault in the church of San Vitale, Ravenna. Sited directly above the altar, the image of Christ as a sacrificial lamb refers to the ceremony of the Eucharist that takes place below. San Vitale was built and decorated in the first half of the sixth century, and is an important example of early Byzantine art.⠀ Photo by Petar Milošević.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #medieval  #middleages  #medievalart  #medievalhistory  #medievalstyle  #medievalworld  #byzantine  #byzantium  #history  #art  #arthistory  #beauty  #skill  #craft  #mosaic  #lambofgod  #gold  #christ  #moyenage  #mittelalter  #old  #medievalitaly  #ravenna  #eucharist  #tesserae  #worship  #prayer  #historyofart  #sanvitale  #earlychristian 
God inspires the prophet Jeremiah by touching him on the mouth (British Library, MS Royal 1 E IX, f. 193). According to Jewish tradition, Jeremiah authored the Book of Jeremiah, the Book of Kings, and the Book of Lamentations. This manuscript – the so-called 'Big Bible' – was made in London in the early fifteenth century and may have been owned by king Henry IV.⠀
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#medieval #middleages #medievale #moyenage #mittelalter #medievalart #medievalhistory #art #history #historyofart #arthistory #manuscript #medievalmanuscript #old #books #oldbooks #library #handmade #painting #gold #king #royal #jeremiah #beauty #manuscrito #royalfamily #god #prophet #inspiration #skill
God inspires the prophet Jeremiah by touching him on the mouth (British Library, MS Royal 1 E IX, f. 193). According to Jewish tradition, Jeremiah authored the Book of Jeremiah, the Book of Kings, and the Book of Lamentations. This manuscript – the so-called 'Big Bible' – was made in London in the early fifteenth century and may have been owned by king Henry IV.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #medieval  #middleages  #medievale  #moyenage  #mittelalter  #medievalart  #medievalhistory  #art  #history  #historyofart  #arthistory  #manuscript  #medievalmanuscript  #old  #books  #oldbooks  #library  #handmade  #painting  #gold  #king  #royal  #jeremiah  #beauty  #manuscrito  #royalfamily  #god  #prophet  #inspiration  #skill 
'Domina Agnes Ducissa Bawarie.' This panel may represent Agnes of Bavaria (c. 1276-1345), who was a member of the powerful Wittelsbach dynasty which ruled Bavaria from 1180 until 1918. It is one of twelve surviving panels from a large stained glass window in St Afra's chapel in Seligenthal, now dispersed between museums in London, Munich, and Lisbon. There were two figures named Agnes in the ensemble and their exact identities remain uncertain, but the vast dynastic display offered by this window must have been impressive.⠀
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#middleages #moyenage #medievale #medieval #mittelalter #medievalart #stainedglass #art #history #arthistory #church #worship #nunnery #beauty #colour #old #window #medievalgermany #cloisters #lisbonart #bavaria #stainedglasswindows #vitraux #light #gothic #skill #craft #handmade #stainedglassart #medievalstyle
'Domina Agnes Ducissa Bawarie.' This panel may represent Agnes of Bavaria (c. 1276-1345), who was a member of the powerful Wittelsbach dynasty which ruled Bavaria from 1180 until 1918. It is one of twelve surviving panels from a large stained glass window in St Afra's chapel in Seligenthal, now dispersed between museums in London, Munich, and Lisbon. There were two figures named Agnes in the ensemble and their exact identities remain uncertain, but the vast dynastic display offered by this window must have been impressive.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #middleages  #moyenage  #medievale  #medieval  #mittelalter  #medievalart  #stainedglass  #art  #history  #arthistory  #church  #worship  #nunnery  #beauty  #colour  #old  #window  #medievalgermany  #cloisters  #lisbonart  #bavaria  #stainedglasswindows  #vitraux  #light  #gothic  #skill  #craft  #handmade  #stainedglassart  #medievalstyle 
Celestial bodies represented within a sphere, from a Hebrew miscellany made in the north of France (MS Add. 11639, f. 518v). This massive manuscript – one of the most lavishly illustrated Jewish manuscripts to survive from Northern Europe – was made c. 1277-1286 and is signed by a scribe called Benjamin.⠀
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#medieval #middleages #moyenage #mittelalter #medievalart #medievalhistory #arthistory #historyofart #historybooks #books #oldbooks #old #manuscript #painting #miniature #stars #drawing #sun #moon #celestial #medievalfrance #jewishhistory #judaism #beauty #astronomy #genesis #space #astrology #france #britishlibrary
Celestial bodies represented within a sphere, from a Hebrew miscellany made in the north of France (MS Add. 11639, f. 518v). This massive manuscript – one of the most lavishly illustrated Jewish manuscripts to survive from Northern Europe – was made c. 1277-1286 and is signed by a scribe called Benjamin.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #medieval  #middleages  #moyenage  #mittelalter  #medievalart  #medievalhistory  #arthistory  #historyofart  #historybooks  #books  #oldbooks  #old  #manuscript  #painting  #miniature  #stars  #drawing  #sun  #moon  #celestial  #medievalfrance  #jewishhistory  #judaism  #beauty  #astronomy  #genesis  #space  #astrology  #france  #britishlibrary 
A seal matrix and its impression in red wax. This mandorla-shaped seal features the heraldic emblem of a lion rampant. An inscription around the edge tells us this seal belonged to 'J', son of Martin Migot of Viterbo. In the thirteenth century, Viterbo was one of the most populous and important cities in Central Italy. A number of popes were elected and papal councils held in Viterbo – the papal palace there still dominates the cityscape.⠀
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#medieval #middleages #medievalart #arthistory #art #history #londonart #britishmuseum #oldlondon #moyenage #mittelalter #seal #matrix #wax #old #skill #beauty #precious #arthistorian #bling #metalwork #admin #craftsmanship #kunst #artes #medievale #medievalitaly #pope #viterbo #lazio
A seal matrix and its impression in red wax. This mandorla-shaped seal features the heraldic emblem of a lion rampant. An inscription around the edge tells us this seal belonged to 'J', son of Martin Migot of Viterbo. In the thirteenth century, Viterbo was one of the most populous and important cities in Central Italy. A number of popes were elected and papal councils held in Viterbo – the papal palace there still dominates the cityscape.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #medieval  #middleages  #medievalart  #arthistory  #art  #history  #londonart  #britishmuseum  #oldlondon  #moyenage  #mittelalter  #seal  #matrix  #wax  #old  #skill  #beauty  #precious  #arthistorian  #bling  #metalwork  #admin  #craftsmanship  #kunst  #artes  #medievale  #medievalitaly  #pope  #viterbo  #lazio 
The 'tortuous serpent' Leviathan, from a miscellany in the British Library (MS Add. 11639, f. 518v). Medieval Jewish commentaries on the Old Testament describe how God originally made a male and a female Leviathan, but such was the destructive power of the sea-monsters that He killed the female to stop them reproducing. This massive Hebrew manuscript – one of the most lavishly illustrated Jewish manuscripts to survive from Northern Europe – was made in the north of France c. 1277-1286. It is signed by a scribe called Benjamin.⠀
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#medieval #middleages #moyenage #mittelalter #medievalart #medievalhistory #arthistory #historyofart #historybooks #books #oldbooks #old #manuscript #painting #miniature #seamonster #drawing #leviathan #isaiah #genesis #medievalfrance #jewishhistory #judaism #beauty #seacreatures #scripture #sea #monster #france #britishlibrary
The 'tortuous serpent' Leviathan, from a miscellany in the British Library (MS Add. 11639, f. 518v). Medieval Jewish commentaries on the Old Testament describe how God originally made a male and a female Leviathan, but such was the destructive power of the sea-monsters that He killed the female to stop them reproducing. This massive Hebrew manuscript – one of the most lavishly illustrated Jewish manuscripts to survive from Northern Europe – was made in the north of France c. 1277-1286. It is signed by a scribe called Benjamin.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #medieval  #middleages  #moyenage  #mittelalter  #medievalart  #medievalhistory  #arthistory  #historyofart  #historybooks  #books  #oldbooks  #old  #manuscript  #painting  #miniature  #seamonster  #drawing  #leviathan  #isaiah  #genesis  #medievalfrance  #jewishhistory  #judaism  #beauty  #seacreatures  #scripture  #sea  #monster  #france  #britishlibrary 
The vaulted ceiling of the choir of the church of Santa Maria de Belém at the Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon. The intricate lattice of ribs was designed by architect Juan de Castilho between 1517 and 1522, and spans an impressive nineteen metres across the body of the church. This late gothic style is described as 'Manueline' after king Manuel I of Portugal under whose patronage the Jerónimos Monastery was built. Photo by Diego Delso.⠀
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#medieval #middleages #moyenage #mittelalter #medievalart #medievalhistory #art #history #arthistory #historyofart #medievalarchitecture #architecture #building #church #monasteriodelosjeronimos  #lisbon #medievalportugal #monastery #monasterio #vault  #construction #gothic #beauty #light #space #old #awe #colour #color #wonder
The vaulted ceiling of the choir of the church of Santa Maria de Belém at the Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon. The intricate lattice of ribs was designed by architect Juan de Castilho between 1517 and 1522, and spans an impressive nineteen metres across the body of the church. This late gothic style is described as 'Manueline' after king Manuel I of Portugal under whose patronage the Jerónimos Monastery was built. Photo by Diego Delso.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #medieval  #middleages  #moyenage  #mittelalter  #medievalart  #medievalhistory  #art  #history  #arthistory  #historyofart  #medievalarchitecture  #architecture  #building  #church  #monasteriodelosjeronimos  #lisbon  #medievalportugal  #monastery  #monasterio  #vault  #construction  #gothic  #beauty  #light  #space  #old  #awe  #colour  #color  #wonder 
Samuel beheading Agag, from a Hebrew miscellany made in France c. 1277-1286 (British Library, MS Add 11639, f. 526). King Agag of Amalek was defeated by King Saul of Israel, but was allowed to live. Samuel took matters into his own hands, telling Agag that 'As thy sword hath made women childless, so shall thy mother be childless among women' before cutting him into pieces.⠀
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#medieval #middleages #medievale #moyenage #astronomy #medievalart #medievalhistory #art #history #historyofart #arthistory #manuscript #medievalmanuscript #old #books #oldbooks #library #handmade #painting #drawing #samuel #jewishhistory #hebrew #judaism #beheading #biblehistory #oldtestament #bible #medievalfrance #vigilante
Samuel beheading Agag, from a Hebrew miscellany made in France c. 1277-1286 (British Library, MS Add 11639, f. 526). King Agag of Amalek was defeated by King Saul of Israel, but was allowed to live. Samuel took matters into his own hands, telling Agag that 'As thy sword hath made women childless, so shall thy mother be childless among women' before cutting him into pieces.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #medieval  #middleages  #medievale  #moyenage  #astronomy  #medievalart  #medievalhistory  #art  #history  #historyofart  #arthistory  #manuscript  #medievalmanuscript  #old  #books  #oldbooks  #library  #handmade  #painting  #drawing  #samuel  #jewishhistory  #hebrew  #judaism  #beheading  #biblehistory  #oldtestament  #bible  #medievalfrance  #vigilante 
A seated bishop, sculpted by Tilman Riemenschneider in Würzburg c. 1495. Like much limewood sculpture made in South Germany in the Late Middle Ages, this sculpture was left unpainted but certain details were picked out in stains and glazes. Though apparently sculpted in the round, this is in fact an extremely effective relief sculpture. This figure may represent one of the four Church Fathers, either Augustine or Ambrose as only these two held the rank of bishop. This sculpture is now in the Cloisters at the Met Museum, New York. ⠀
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#medieval #middleages #medievalart #medievalstyle #medievalworld #moyenage #mittelalter #bishop #germany #history #art #arthistory #stambrose #staugustine #catholic #medievalgermany #old #church #worship #cathedral #christianity #germanart #relief #sculpture #limewood #priest #gothic #gothicart #churchfathers #vandamuseum
A seated bishop, sculpted by Tilman Riemenschneider in Würzburg c. 1495. Like much limewood sculpture made in South Germany in the Late Middle Ages, this sculpture was left unpainted but certain details were picked out in stains and glazes. Though apparently sculpted in the round, this is in fact an extremely effective relief sculpture. This figure may represent one of the four Church Fathers, either Augustine or Ambrose as only these two held the rank of bishop. This sculpture is now in the Cloisters at the Met Museum, New York. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #medieval  #middleages  #medievalart  #medievalstyle  #medievalworld  #moyenage  #mittelalter  #bishop  #germany  #history  #art  #arthistory  #stambrose  #staugustine  #catholic  #medievalgermany  #old  #church  #worship  #cathedral  #christianity  #germanart  #relief  #sculpture  #limewood  #priest  #gothic  #gothicart  #churchfathers  #vandamuseum 
Astronomers on Mt Athos, studying the stars with astrolabes and quadrants (British Library, MS Add. 24189, f. 15). This image comes from a series of miniatures illustrating the travels of John Mandeville made in Bohemia in the first quarter of the fifteenth century. Though the manuscript contains no text, the miniatures are said to be based on a Czech translation of Mandeville's travels made by Vavrinec of Brezová c. 1410.⠀
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#medieval #middleages #medievale #moyenage #astronomy #medievalart #medievalhistory #art #history #historyofart #arthistory #manuscript #medievalmanuscript #old #books #oldbooks #library #handmade #painting #drawing #mandeville #medievalengland #travel #beauty #mtathos #astrology #stargazing #study #travelling #bohemia
Astronomers on Mt Athos, studying the stars with astrolabes and quadrants (British Library, MS Add. 24189, f. 15). This image comes from a series of miniatures illustrating the travels of John Mandeville made in Bohemia in the first quarter of the fifteenth century. Though the manuscript contains no text, the miniatures are said to be based on a Czech translation of Mandeville's travels made by Vavrinec of Brezová c. 1410.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #medieval  #middleages  #medievale  #moyenage  #astronomy  #medievalart  #medievalhistory  #art  #history  #historyofart  #arthistory  #manuscript  #medievalmanuscript  #old  #books  #oldbooks  #library  #handmade  #painting  #drawing  #mandeville  #medievalengland  #travel  #beauty  #mtathos  #astrology  #stargazing  #study  #travelling  #bohemia 
A ring brooch made in Germany c. 1340-1349, now in New York's Metropolitan Museum. The solid gold brooch is set with sapphires and spinels, red stones resembling rubies. Along with a number of coins, this brooch was found in the village of Lingenfeld in the Rhine Valley in 1969. It is thought that the hoard was buried by a member of the Jewish community, who were widely persecuted in the wake of the Black Death.⠀⠀
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#medieval #middleages #medievalart #arthistory #art #history #newyork #metmuseum #religion #moyenage #mittelalter #gold #sapphire #spinel #old #skill #beauty #precious #arthistorian #bling #metalwork #ruby #craftsmanship #kunst #artes #medievale #jewishhistory  #medievalgermany #brooch #hoard
A ring brooch made in Germany c. 1340-1349, now in New York's Metropolitan Museum. The solid gold brooch is set with sapphires and spinels, red stones resembling rubies. Along with a number of coins, this brooch was found in the village of Lingenfeld in the Rhine Valley in 1969. It is thought that the hoard was buried by a member of the Jewish community, who were widely persecuted in the wake of the Black Death.⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ #medieval  #middleages  #medievalart  #arthistory  #art  #history  #newyork  #metmuseum  #religion  #moyenage  #mittelalter  #gold  #sapphire  #spinel  #old  #skill  #beauty  #precious  #arthistorian  #bling  #metalwork  #ruby  #craftsmanship  #kunst  #artes  #medievale  #jewishhistory  #medievalgermany  #brooch  #hoard 
According to Bartholomaeus Anglicus, 'Between elephants and dragons is everlasting fighting.' Bestiary texts say that dragons eat elephant children and drink their blood. This image comes from a manuscript made in England at the end of the thirteenth century (British Library, MS Royal 12 C XIX, f. 62).⠀
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#medieval #middleages #medievale #moyenage #mittelalter #medievalart #medievalhistory #art #history #historyofart #arthistory #manuscript #medievalmanuscript #old #books #oldbooks #library #handmade #painting #gold #elephant #dragon #bestiary #beauty #manuscrito #fight #beasts #animal #elephantlove #skill
According to Bartholomaeus Anglicus, 'Between elephants and dragons is everlasting fighting.' Bestiary texts say that dragons eat elephant children and drink their blood. This image comes from a manuscript made in England at the end of the thirteenth century (British Library, MS Royal 12 C XIX, f. 62).⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #medieval  #middleages  #medievale  #moyenage  #mittelalter  #medievalart  #medievalhistory  #art  #history  #historyofart  #arthistory  #manuscript  #medievalmanuscript  #old  #books  #oldbooks  #library  #handmade  #painting  #gold  #elephant  #dragon  #bestiary  #beauty  #manuscrito  #fight  #beasts  #animal  #elephantlove  #skill 
St Vincent refused to give up his Christian faith when persecuted by the Roman emperor Diocletian, and so was subjected to every sort of torture imaginable. Among other torments, Vincent was stretched on the rack and his flesh torn away with hooks. Salt was then rubbed into his wounds and he was burned upon a gridiron, but legend has it that ravens protected his body from vultures until it could be recovered and given a proper burial by Vincent's followers. This window – now in the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore – was originally installed in the Lady Chapel in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris c. 1245-1247.⠀
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#canterburycathedral #moyenage #medievale #medieval #middleages #mittelalter #medievalart #stainedglass #art #history #arthistory #church #worship #saints #beauty #colour #old #window #paris #medievalfrance #stvincent  #torture #martyrdom #vitraux #light #medievalparis #gothic #skill #craft #handmade
St Vincent refused to give up his Christian faith when persecuted by the Roman emperor Diocletian, and so was subjected to every sort of torture imaginable. Among other torments, Vincent was stretched on the rack and his flesh torn away with hooks. Salt was then rubbed into his wounds and he was burned upon a gridiron, but legend has it that ravens protected his body from vultures until it could be recovered and given a proper burial by Vincent's followers. This window – now in the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore – was originally installed in the Lady Chapel in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris c. 1245-1247.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #canterburycathedral  #moyenage  #medievale  #medieval  #middleages  #mittelalter  #medievalart  #stainedglass  #art  #history  #arthistory  #church  #worship  #saints  #beauty  #colour  #old  #window  #paris  #medievalfrance  #stvincent  #torture  #martyrdom  #vitraux  #light  #medievalparis  #gothic  #skill  #craft  #handmade 
'And a mighty angel took up a stone, as it were a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying: With such violence as this, shall Babylon, that great city, be thrown down and shall be found no more at all' (Revelation 18:21). This apocalyptic image of an angel casting a millstone into the sea comes from an illuminated manuscript containing the book of Revelation made in Normandy c. 1320-1330 (British Library, MS Add. 17333, f. 37v). The parallel French and Latin texts are presented alongside 82 high quality miniatures such as this. Split armorial shields in a number of the decorated initials suggest this book was made for a husband and wife.⠀
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#medieval #medievalart #medievalmanuscript #manuscript #middleages #moyenage #mittelalter #bible #revelation #apocalypse #scripture #history #medievalhistory #illustration #illumination #miniature #britishlibrary #medievalfrance #painting #art #endtimes #biblicalhistory #medievalworld #historical #manuscrit #handschrift #kunst #arte #arthistory #angel
'And a mighty angel took up a stone, as it were a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying: With such violence as this, shall Babylon, that great city, be thrown down and shall be found no more at all' (Revelation 18:21). This apocalyptic image of an angel casting a millstone into the sea comes from an illuminated manuscript containing the book of Revelation made in Normandy c. 1320-1330 (British Library, MS Add. 17333, f. 37v). The parallel French and Latin texts are presented alongside 82 high quality miniatures such as this. Split armorial shields in a number of the decorated initials suggest this book was made for a husband and wife.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #medieval  #medievalart  #medievalmanuscript  #manuscript  #middleages  #moyenage  #mittelalter  #bible  #revelation  #apocalypse  #scripture  #history  #medievalhistory  #illustration  #illumination  #miniature  #britishlibrary  #medievalfrance  #painting  #art  #endtimes  #biblicalhistory  #medievalworld  #historical  #manuscrit  #handschrift  #kunst  #arte  #arthistory  #angel 
A brass tray inlaid with silver, made in Syria or Egypt c. 1250-1300. The inscription on the rim gives the various names and titles of the Rasulid Sultan al-Malik al-al-Muzaffar Yusuf I: 'Glory to our lord, the sultan, the king, the victorious, the wise, the just, the fighter for the faith, the conqueror, the defender of the outposts, the aided, the victorious, the aided to victory, sultan of Islam and the Muslims, defeater of the Kharijites and infidels, reviver of justice in the worlds, protector of the oppressed from the oppressor, destroyer of the cruel and the makers of corruption, defender of the abode of religion, sultan Arabs and non Arabs, destroyer of nations... king of the kings of time, Shahrman, hero of the world king of the two seas and the two honored Harams, the Sultan son of Sultan, the king, the aided to victory, the wise, the governor, the fighter for the faith, the defender of the outposts, the warrior, the victorious, the aided to victory, sultan of Islam and the Muslims, the sultan, the victorious king, the sun of the world and religion, Yusuf, may his victories be glorious and may his honor be multiplied.' This tray is now in the Metropolitan Museum, New York.⠀
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#medieval #middleages #medievalart #medievalhistory #medievalstyle #medievalworld #syria #egypt #history #art #arthistory #beauty #skill #craft #metalwork #brass #silver #kufic #moyenage #mittelalter #old #medievalegypt #medievalsyria #newyorkart #islamicart #islam #prayer #historyofart #metmuseum #arabiccalligraphy
A brass tray inlaid with silver, made in Syria or Egypt c. 1250-1300. The inscription on the rim gives the various names and titles of the Rasulid Sultan al-Malik al-al-Muzaffar Yusuf I: 'Glory to our lord, the sultan, the king, the victorious, the wise, the just, the fighter for the faith, the conqueror, the defender of the outposts, the aided, the victorious, the aided to victory, sultan of Islam and the Muslims, defeater of the Kharijites and infidels, reviver of justice in the worlds, protector of the oppressed from the oppressor, destroyer of the cruel and the makers of corruption, defender of the abode of religion, sultan Arabs and non Arabs, destroyer of nations... king of the kings of time, Shahrman, hero of the world king of the two seas and the two honored Harams, the Sultan son of Sultan, the king, the aided to victory, the wise, the governor, the fighter for the faith, the defender of the outposts, the warrior, the victorious, the aided to victory, sultan of Islam and the Muslims, the sultan, the victorious king, the sun of the world and religion, Yusuf, may his victories be glorious and may his honor be multiplied.' This tray is now in the Metropolitan Museum, New York.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #medieval  #middleages  #medievalart  #medievalhistory  #medievalstyle  #medievalworld  #syria  #egypt  #history  #art  #arthistory  #beauty  #skill  #craft  #metalwork  #brass  #silver  #kufic  #moyenage  #mittelalter  #old  #medievalegypt  #medievalsyria  #newyorkart  #islamicart  #islam  #prayer  #historyofart  #metmuseum  #arabiccalligraphy 
A monk occupies the capital 'D' from the opening of the Hours of the Virgin: 'Domine labia mea aperies et os meum annunciabit laudem tuam' ('Thou O Lord wilt open my lips and my mouth shall declare thy praise'). This image comes from the Mostyn Psalter-Hours, a manuscript made in London c. 1275-1325 and recently acquired by the British Library (Add. MS 89250, f. 141v). It may have been owned by Archbishop Simon Islip of Canterbury and was later owned by the Mostyn family from which it takes its name.⠀
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A monk occupies the capital 'D' from the opening of the Hours of the Virgin: 'Domine labia mea aperies et os meum annunciabit laudem tuam' ('Thou O Lord wilt open my lips and my mouth shall declare thy praise'). This image comes from the Mostyn Psalter-Hours, a manuscript made in London c. 1275-1325 and recently acquired by the British Library (Add. MS 89250, f. 141v). It may have been owned by Archbishop Simon Islip of Canterbury and was later owned by the Mostyn family from which it takes its name.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #medieval  #middleages  #medievale  #moyenage  #mittelalter  #medievalart  #medievalhistory  #art  #history  #historyofart  #arthistory  #manuscript  #medievalmanuscript  #old  #books  #oldbooks  #library  #handmade  #painting  #gold  #englishhistory  #monk  #bible  #beauty  #psalms  #monastery  #virgin  #prayer  #bookofhours  #worship 
The Virgin Mary, from the Jesse Tree window in the Corona Chapel at Canterbury Cathedral. Along with a panel representing Josiah, this is the only surviving panel of the Jesse Tree light at the east end of the cathedral. It was installed at the end of the twelfth century, and is remarkable for the delicacy of its drapery and effective use of background space. The windows of Canterbury Cathedral house one of the largest and most important collections of medieval stained glass in the UK.⠀
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The Virgin Mary, from the Jesse Tree window in the Corona Chapel at Canterbury Cathedral. Along with a panel representing Josiah, this is the only surviving panel of the Jesse Tree light at the east end of the cathedral. It was installed at the end of the twelfth century, and is remarkable for the delicacy of its drapery and effective use of background space. The windows of Canterbury Cathedral house one of the largest and most important collections of medieval stained glass in the UK.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #canterburycathedral  #moyenage  #medievale  #medieval  #middleages  #mittelalter  #medievalart  #stainedglass  #art  #history  #arthistory  #church  #worshop  #saints  #beauty  #colour  #old  #window  #canterbury  #medievalengland  #thomasbecket  #virginmary  #jessetree  #vitraux  #light  #romanesque  #gothic  #skill  #craft  #handmade