By Jenny Weston As a researcher studying the reading habits of medieval monks, I spend a great deal of time pondering the ‘world of the monk’. While I usually focus on the books that th…

Listening to the Book: Medieval Music Manuscripts

By Jenny Weston As a researcher studying the reading habits of medieval monks, I spend a great deal of time pondering the ‘world of the monk’. While I usually focus on the books that th…

In 1812, Napoleon began his ill-fated attempt to invade Russia, which proved the beginning of the end for the French Empire.

In 1812, Napoleon began his ill-fated attempt to invade Russia, which proved the beginning of the end for the French Empire.

Opening of the book of Jeremiah: “Verba Jeremie,” from the Winchester Bible, folio 148r, ca. 1150–80. Winchester Cathedral Priory of St. Swithun. Tempera and gold leaf on parchment. Lent by the Chapter of Winchester Cathedral. Image Courtesy of the Chapter of Winchester Cathedral

Opening of the book of Jeremiah: “Verba Jeremie,” from the Winchester Bible, folio 148r, ca. 1150–80. Winchester Cathedral Priory of St. Swithun. Tempera and gold leaf on parchment. Lent by the Chapter of Winchester Cathedral. Image Courtesy of the Chapter of Winchester Cathedral

Illuminated Calligraphy Made to Order - Commission Sample "Be Good Sweet Maid" (2009)

Illuminated Calligraphy Made to Order - Commission Sample "Be Good Sweet Maid" (2009)

Icon of the Most Holy Mother of God, Assuage My Sorrow 09/22 October

Icon of the Most Holy Mother of God, Assuage My Sorrow 09/22 October

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Manuscript Pendant Light

Manuscript Pendant Light <font color=a8bb35> NEW</font>

Enlace permanente de imagen incrustada

Enlace permanente de imagen incrustada

Oud verlichte manuscript vergezeld van decoraties en ontwerpen in goud zilver en kleur-XIV eeuw  Oude manuscript van de verlichte vergezeld van decoraties en ontwerpen in goud zilver en kleuren gemaakt door de deskundige handen van beroemde Italiaanse illustratoren van de tijd. Elke miniatuur ontstaat door een complex proces van tekening vertegenwoordigen historische scènes te benadrukken bloemenpatronen of andere decoraties. Allemaal met een zeer specifiek doel: het maken van unieke en…

Oud verlichte manuscript vergezeld van decoraties en ontwerpen in goud zilver en kleur-XIV eeuw Oude manuscript van de verlichte vergezeld van decoraties en ontwerpen in goud zilver en kleuren gemaakt door de deskundige handen van beroemde Italiaanse illustratoren van de tijd. Elke miniatuur ontstaat door een complex proces van tekening vertegenwoordigen historische scènes te benadrukken bloemenpatronen of andere decoraties. Allemaal met een zeer specifiek doel: het maken van unieke en…

Iniziale M autore: Filippo di Matteo Torelli  tecnica: tempera e pennello

Iniziale M autore: Filippo di Matteo Torelli tecnica: tempera e pennello

A beautiful example of a 14th century antiphonal from Tuscany.  Script: Formal gothic liturgical book hand. Artist: Niccolò di ser Sozzo Music: Square notation on 4-line red staves. Figurative Decoration: Four historiated initials. Other Decoration: Painted and flourished initials.  Contains the common of saints, and the feasts of Corpus Christi, the translation of Francis (25 May), and Anthony of Padua (13 June).  Source: New York, Columbia University, Barnard College Library,  MS 1

A beautiful example of a 14th century antiphonal from Tuscany. Script: Formal gothic liturgical book hand. Artist: Niccolò di ser Sozzo Music: Square notation on 4-line red staves. Figurative Decoration: Four historiated initials. Other Decoration: Painted and flourished initials. Contains the common of saints, and the feasts of Corpus Christi, the translation of Francis (25 May), and Anthony of Padua (13 June). Source: New York, Columbia University, Barnard College Library, MS 1

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