Model Book of Initials (1) | Pen and Parchment: Drawing in the Middle Ages
« Back to Drawings and the Artistic Process Model Book of Initials Tuscany, Italy; ca. 1175 9 1/16 x 5 11/16 in. (23 x 14.5 cm) The Fitzwilliam Museum,
Bodleian Library MS. Ashmole 1525
Red wyvern with green wings in initial A(ccipiat nos misericordia tua domine) for Collect at end of Psalm 78(79). (MS. Ashmole 1525)
Master of Modena Hours
The incredible illuminations The Officium Virginis of Modena is a Lombard book of hours dated 1390. It was written on fine parchment, 15 x 21 cm (5.91 x 8.27 in), and is made up of 272 sheets (i.e. 544 pages), of which 28 are full page illuminations picturing saints and religious feasts, and 15 are bordered by vegetation patterned decorations…
10 of the Oldest Known Surviving Books in the World
A fascinating look at 10 of the oldest known surviving books in the world today. How old is the oldest book in the world? Click here to find out.
Calling All Manuscript Sleuths: The Macclesfield Alphabet Book
Folio with a portion of a sample alphabet, England, 1475-1525, British Library Add MS 88887, f. 14r The Macclesfield Alphabet Book is an exquisitely beautiful c. 15th-century 'pattern book'. It contains the most complete set of designs for manuscript decoration known to have survived from late-medieval Britain. It might have...
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Boccaccio's Famous Women
I was doing more research into Chaucer's works when I stumbled upon Boccaccio. Boccaccio wrote the Decameron, published around 1353, which is the work that inspired Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Boccaccio also wrote a work in 1374 called De Claris Mulieribus (Of Famous Women). This book was unusual for it's time in that it was the first collection of solely female biographies ever written. It includes 106 different biographies about famous historical or mythological women. Of course, as this…
Rare 500-year-old illustrated medical book shows doctors analysing urine to diagnose illness and brushing lice from a boy's hair
The medieval book has gone on display at the University of Aberdeen for the first time - showing some of the medical methods practiced in Scotland five centuries ago.
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