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Full-page miniature of St Benedict, preceding the benediction for his feast, Add MS 49598, f. 99v

Full-page miniature of St Benedict, preceding the benediction for his feast, Add MS f.

"In the beginning was the word." Gospel of John illuminated manuscript

Incept Page To The Gospel Of John -- -- From a gospel book attributed to the illuminator Sargis -- Armenian -- Pigments & gold on vellum -- Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History via the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Brugge (Belgique) Kraan, miniature de 1510

BRUGGE (Belgique) Kraan, miniature de 1510 What is this - an early form of crane driven by people in the wheel?

Image from the Glossary for the British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts. Display Panel.

Image from the Glossary for the British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts - Sonnet of Luigi Alamanni

Carta executoria de hidalguia en favor de Francisco de Frias Granada, 1546, on vellum. Yet another Spanish confirmation of nobility.  Private Collection, Missouri, USA

Carta executoria de hidalguia en favor de Francisco de Frias Granada, 1546, on vellum. Yet another Spanish confirmation of nobility. Private Collection, Missouri, USA

Late medieval score by jkervinen, via Flickr

Late medieval score by jkervinen. XD I can just see some poor sucker in those times trying to read this sheet music

Dernière partie de cet ouvrage. | Gallica

"Dernière partie de cet ouvrage", Nice details in that french manuscript of the end of the century, i specially like the small axe in the belt.

Detail of a man with bells among musical neumes, from the Gradual of Saint-Etienne of Toulouse, France (Toulouse), last quarter of the 11th-first quarter of the 12th century, Harley MS 4951, f. 299v - See more at: http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2015/07/happy-uncommon-musical-instrument-appreciation-day.html#sthash.FnKoayeE.dpuf

Unusual Musical Instruments - Detail of a man with bells among musical neumes, from the Gradual of Saint-Etienne of Toulouse, France (Toulouse), last quarter of the quarter of the century, Harley MS f. The British Library.

Oldest known self -portait of a mdieval illuminator. It appears on the last page of a manuscript, end of 11th c. (Bodleian Library, mS. Bodl. 717. "Hugh the painter".

damienkempf: “My name is Hugo This is the oldest known self-portrait of a medieval illuminator. It appears on the last page of a hefty manuscript produced at the end of the century (Bodleian.

Engelberg, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. 14: Augustinus S. Aurelius. De Trinitate libri quindecim, praemissa epistola ad Aurelium · 1178-1223   http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/fr/list/one/bke/0014

Engelberg, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. 14: Augustinus S. Aurelius. De Trinitate libri quindecim, praemissa epistola ad Aurelium · 1178-1223 http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/fr/list/one/bke/0014

Sedulius Scotus, Expositio super primam edicionem Donati grammatici (Arundel 43 f. 80v) Donatus writing his grammar.

Donatus writing his grammar, from Sedulius Scotus’ Expositio super primam edicionem Donati grammatici, Germany, half of the century, Arundel MS f.