Category: illumination

romebyzantium: Joseph sending his brothers bac…

romebyzantium:

Joseph sending his brothers back to Jacob with food, illustration from #Byzantine bible, Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

discardingimages: cat Peterborough Bestiary, P…

discardingimages:

cat

Peterborough Bestiary, Peterborough c. 1300-1310

Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 53, fol. 197v

discardingimages: punks not dead diurnal, Fran…

discardingimages:

punks not dead

diurnal, France c. 1400

Avignon, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. 103, fol. 45r

artofthedarkages: “The Ascension of Christ in …

artofthedarkages:

The Ascension of Christ in the Drogo Sacramentary

A historiated initial “C” on folio 71v of a prayerbook. The miniature contains the Ascension of Christ as he is assisted by God’s hand and watched by the Virgin and Apostles. The initial is decorated with vegetal motifs and colored bands. The text is Latin written in Carolingian miniscule.

Paint, gold, and ink on vellum.

Made in the mid 800s for the personal use of Drogo, bishop of Metz and son of Charlemagne. The dynamism and the originality of the illumination is typical of Carolingian painting from this period (Utrecht Style). Currently held at the National Library of France.

kislak-center: 🐉 This zoomorphic initial was…

kislak-center:

🐉 This zoomorphic initial was found in a 12th-century bound collection of geometrical texts. This manuscript is a part of the incredible Lawrence J. Shoenberg Collection: sceti.library.upenn.edu/ljs/
Call number: LJS 194
http://ow.ly/jjEx30k6MEZ
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kislak-center: 🐉 This zoomorphic initial was…

kislak-center:

🐉 This zoomorphic initial was found in a 12th-century bound collection of geometrical texts. This manuscript is a part of the incredible Lawrence J. Shoenberg Collection: sceti.library.upenn.edu/ljs/
Call number: LJS 194
http://ow.ly/jjEx30k6MEZ
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#kislakcenter #pennlibraries #illumination #manuscript #geometry #dragon #iglibaries #librariesofinstagram #medieval #renaissance #parchment #specialcollections

kislak-center: 🐉 This zoomorphic initial was…

kislak-center:

🐉 This zoomorphic initial was found in a 12th-century bound collection of geometrical texts. This manuscript is a part of the incredible Lawrence J. Shoenberg Collection: sceti.library.upenn.edu/ljs/
Call number: LJS 194
http://ow.ly/jjEx30k6MEZ
* * *
#kislakcenter #pennlibraries #illumination #manuscript #geometry #dragon #iglibaries #librariesofinstagram #medieval #renaissance #parchment #specialcollections

discardingimages: snailchicken book of hours, …

discardingimages:

snailchicken

book of hours, Bruges ca. 1500

Baltimore, Walters Art Museum, Ms. W.427, fol. 57r

signorformica: Illumination from one of hundr…

signorformica:

Illumination from one of hundreds of chimerical bestiares of the Middle Ages. England ~ 12th century. British Library. 

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signorformica: Rudolf von Ems. Weltchronik. B…

signorformica:

Rudolf von Ems. Weltchronik. Böhmen, Prag ~ ca.1370

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