Signs of the Zodiac | Breviary France |  ca. 1511 | The Morgan Library & Museum

Signs of the Zodiac | Breviary France | ca. 1511 | The Morgan Library & Museum

This prayer book was commissioned by Anne de Bretagne, wife of two successive kings of France, Charles VIII and Louis XII, to teach her son, the dauphin Charles-Orland (1492–1495), his catechism. It was painted in Tours by Jean Poyer, an artist documented as working for the queen. The book is richly illustrated, and its thirty-four airy, light-flooded miniatures are among the most delicate examples of late-fifteenth-century art.

This prayer book was commissioned by Anne de Bretagne, wife of two successive kings of France, Charles VIII and Louis XII, to teach her son, the dauphin Charles-Orland (1492–1495), his catechism. It was painted in Tours by Jean Poyer, an artist documented as working for the queen. The book is richly illustrated, and its thirty-four airy, light-flooded miniatures are among the most delicate examples of late-fifteenth-century art.

Master of Claude de France, Month of April, Album of Calendar Miniatures, Tours, c. 1517-20

Master of Claude de France, Month of April, Album of Calendar Miniatures, Tours, c. 1517-20

Leaf from a Missal Date: ca. 1290 Geography: Made in, Beauvais (?), France Culture: French Medium: Tempera and gold leaf on parchment Dimensions: Overall: 11 5/16 x 7 11/16 in. (28.7 x 19.5 cm) Mat size: 21 7/8 x 15 15/16 in. (55.6 x 40.5 cm) Classification: Manuscripts & Illuminations

Leaf from a Missal Date: ca. 1290 Geography: Made in, Beauvais (?), France Culture: French Medium: Tempera and gold leaf on parchment Dimensions: Overall: 11 5/16 x 7 11/16 in. (28.7 x 19.5 cm) Mat size: 21 7/8 x 15 15/16 in. (55.6 x 40.5 cm) Classification: Manuscripts & Illuminations

Cats in the Middle Ages with birdcage, 13th century Bestiary, England  Marble Tile by williammorristile.com

Cats in the Middle Ages with birdcage, 13th century Bestiary, England Marble Tile by williammorristile.com

Lettrine from Gero Codex, Reichenau Abbey, c. 969. http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.ca/2007/03/gero-codex.html

Lettrine from Gero Codex, Reichenau Abbey, c. 969. http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.ca/2007/03/gero-codex.html

Evangelia. Date d'édition : 0801-0900 Sujet : Ecole. de Corbie Sujet : Encadrements ou bordures Sujet : Prix des manuscrits Sujet : Reliures au chiffre de Louis-Philippe Sujet : Vers anonymes Type : manuscrit Langue :	 Latin

Evangelia. Date d'édition : 0801-0900 Sujet : Ecole. de Corbie Sujet : Encadrements ou bordures Sujet : Prix des manuscrits Sujet : Reliures au chiffre de Louis-Philippe Sujet : Vers anonymes Type : manuscrit Langue : Latin

Miniature of the spheres between heaven and hell, with God and angels at the top, and falling angels becoming devils.

Miniature of the spheres between heaven and hell, with God and angels at the top, and falling angels becoming devils.

"Crossing Borders. Hebrew Manuscripts as a Meeting-place of Cultures".This book tells the largely unfamiliar story of intellectual transmission, cultural exchange and practical cooperation, social interaction, and religious toleration between Jews and non-Jews in the Muslim as well as Christian world during the late Middle Ages.

"Crossing Borders. Hebrew Manuscripts as a Meeting-place of Cultures".This book tells the largely unfamiliar story of intellectual transmission, cultural exchange and practical cooperation, social interaction, and religious toleration between Jews and non-Jews in the Muslim as well as Christian world during the late Middle Ages.

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