Vipers. Bestiary, England 13th century (British Library, Harley 4751, fol. 60r)

Vipers. Bestiary, England 13th century (British Library, Harley 4751, fol. 60r)

☤alquimia - A king and queen with symbolic attributes. Two monarchs, possibly the recipients of the manuscript, with various symbols of longevity. The phoenix is shown on the left moulting and pecking at its breast and on the right rising from the flames triumphantly. The sun and moon, ever present, represent eternity as do the intertwined snakes. This image represents the opening of the manuscript. From a collection of treatises and poems on alchemy and the philosopher's stone.

Alchemy: A king and queen with symbolic attributes. Two monarchs, possibly the…

Book of Hours, MS M.187 fol. 128v - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum

Book of Hours, MS fol. - Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament inhabited by weasel

Detail from The Luttrell Psalter, British Library Add MS 42130 (medieval manuscript,1325-1340), f169v

Detail from The Luttrell Psalter, British Library Add MS 42130 (medieval…

Mansur ibn Ilyas - 14th-century. This page depicts the arteries, with the internal organs shown in watercolors.

Mansur ibn Ilyas - This page depicts the arteries, with the internal organs shown in watercolors.

Le Tres riches heures du Duc de Berry - September

Le Tres riches heures du Duc de Berry - September

Probably the most famous of the calendar images. The grapes are being harvested by the peasants and carried into the beautifully detailed Chateau de Saumur.

Luttrell Psalter, Diocese of Lincoln, c.1325-1335, London British Library, Add MS 42130, fol 81r.

Detail from The Luttrell Psalter, British Library Add MS 42130 (medieval

Miniature of a whale and a sailing boat, from a Bestiary, with extracts from Giraldus Cambrensis, England (Salisbury?). Second quarter of the 13th century, British Library, Harley MS 4751, f.  69

Whale, English Bestiary (Harley author unknown, century, housed at the British Library.

Miniatures of a sheepdog, a hunting dog in pursuit of a stag, a hunting dog in pursuit of a hare, and (bottom) the story of the dog mourning by the body of his murdered master and identifying the killer; from a bestiary, England, 2nd or 3rd quarter of the 13th century (after 1236), Harley MS 3244, f. 45r

A dog with a shepherd, dogs hunting a stag and a rabbit, and a dog identifying a murderer and howling by its dead master, in a bestiary: England, century

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