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Fri, August 1st 2014

jothelibrarian:

Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is a squirrel! The marginal illustration of a red squirrel brings some light relief to this rather sombre page, which is dominated by a grim illustration of the flagellation of Christ. 
In Britain the red squirrel is an endangered species, as the grey (a native of the USA) has proved more successful. In the middle ages though, the red ruled uncontested. I think this illustration is rather lovely.
The illustration is from a fourteenth century Book of Hours of the use of S.-Arnoul-les-Metz. It is now in the collection of the Beinecke Library at Yale University.

Image source: Beinecke MS 657. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Image believed to be in the public domain.

jothelibrarian:

Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is a squirrel! The marginal illustration of a red squirrel brings some light relief to this rather sombre page, which is dominated by a grim illustration of the flagellation of Christ. 

In Britain the red squirrel is an endangered species, as the grey (a native of the USA) has proved more successful. In the middle ages though, the red ruled uncontested. I think this illustration is rather lovely.

The illustration is from a fourteenth century Book of Hours of the use of S.-Arnoul-les-Metz. It is now in the collection of the Beinecke Library at Yale University.

Image source: Beinecke MS 657. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Image believed to be in the public domain.

Thu, February 23rd 2012

shuddhi:

Descent of Christ to Limbo (detail)
1365-68
Fresco
ANDREA DA FIRENZE

shuddhi:

Descent of Christ to Limbo (detail)

1365-68

Fresco

ANDREA DA FIRENZE

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Firenze Medieval Limbo

Thu, August 18th 2011

shuddhi:

MASTER of Heiligenkreuz
The Death of St. Clare
1410

shuddhi:

MASTER of Heiligenkreuz

The Death of St. Clare

1410

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illuminated manuscript Medieval Death St. Clare

Thu, August 18th 2011

sugarmeows:

Liebeszauber (Love Spell) (1470s), artist unknown

sugarmeows:

Liebeszauber (Love Spell) (1470s), artist unknown

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Fri, July 22nd 2011

averagearchaeologist-deactivate said: HI! So I absolutely love your blog, and was wondering if you had any medieval images depicting surgical practices? I'm not trying to be weird or anything, my senior thesis is on comparing medieval surgery evidence from skeletal material vs. what was depicted in medieval manuscripts and paintings! Again, your blog is epic love the pictures!

Thank you! Well, here’s an interesting article about medical treatments in the middle ages, I hope it helps. http://www.oddee.com/item_96620.aspx

And good luck on your thesis! :)

Sun, July 17th 2011

Athelstan,  King of England from 924 or 925 to 939, presenting a book to St Cuthbert, chief saint of the English far north, the earliest surviving royal.

Athelstan, King of England from 924 or 925 to 939, presenting a book to St Cuthbert, chief saint of the English far north, the earliest surviving royal.

middle ages

Wed, May 25th 2011

Illustration of the Black Death from the Toggenburg Bible (1411)

Illustration of the Black Death from the Toggenburg Bible (1411)

middle ages

Wed, May 25th 2011

Elizabeth I of England.

Elizabeth I of England.

middle ages art

Wed, May 25th 2011

Adoration of the Magi by Hieronymus Bosch,  c.1510

Adoration of the Magi by Hieronymus Bosch,  c.1510

medieval art

Mon, May 16th 2011

Hieronymus Bosch.

Hieronymus Bosch.

medieval art hell

Mon, May 16th 2011

Hieronymus Bosch.

Hieronymus Bosch.

medieval art

Mon, May 16th 2011

Book of Kells.

Book of Kells.

medieval art

Sun, May 8th 2011

Sun, May 8th 2011

Icon with the Archangel Gabriel, 13th century.

Icon with the Archangel Gabriel, 13th century.

medieval art angel

Sun, May 8th 2011