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Bifolium from an Antiphonary  Italian, 14th century  I picked this because I have always been interested in music and I find medieval sheet music both beautiful and intriguing.  It's impressive that we still have as many original pieces as we do.

Bifolium from an Antiphonary Italian, century I picked this because I have always been interested in music and I find medieval sheet music both beautiful and intriguing. It's impressive that we still have as many original pieces as we do.

Historiated initial from the Codex Gisle, by Gisela von Kerssenbrock

Announced by Quaternio, the Gradual of Gisela von Kerssenbrock (Codex Gisle) is the amazing facsimile of a rare manuscript painted by a nun from Rulle.

Manuscript Leaf with Initial L, from an Antiphonary Date: second quarter 15th century Geography: Made in probably Mainz, Germany Culture: German Medium: Tempera, ink, and metal leaf on parchment Dimensions: 20 x 14 3/4 in. (50.8 x 37.5 cm)

Manuscript Leaf with Initial L, from an Antiphonary Date: second quarter century Geography: Made in probably Mainz, Germany Culture: German Medium: Tempera, ink, and metal leaf on parchment Dimensions: 20 x 14 in.

Gradual, MS M.905 I, fol. 1r - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum

Gradual, MS I, fol. - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum

Manuscript Leaf from an Antiphonary  Date:    second quarter 15th century  Geography:    Made in, probably Mainz, Germany  Culture:    German  Medium:    Parchment, tempera, ink, metal leaf  Dimensions:    20 3/16 x 14 15/16 in. (51.2 x 38 cm)  Classification:    Manuscripts & Illuminations  Credit Line:    Gift of Miss Alice M. Dike, in memory of her father, Henry A. Dike, 1928

Manuscript Leaf with Initial V, from an Antiphonary Poster Print by Unknown x

Miniature of Alexander the Great with his advisor, Aristotle, seated behind him, Additional 47680, f. 14v. c.a. XIV.

Miniature of Alexander the Great with his advisor, Aristotle, seated behind him, Additional f. Medieval Imago Dies Vitae Idade Media e Cotidiano.

Gradual, MS M.905 I, fol. 22r - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum

Gradual, MS I, fol. - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum

Vintage Printable – Medieval, Mythology, Fantasy, Monsters and Various Beings – 4

A watchful crane guards three others as they sleep. He stands on one leg, holding a stone with the other, so that if he falls asleep the stone will drop and wake him British Library, Royal MS 12 C.

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Manuscript Leaf with Initial O, from an Antiphonary Date: second quarter 15th century Geography: Made in probably Mainz, Germany Culture: German Medium: Tempera, ink, and metal leaf on parchment Dimensions: 20 1/8 x 14 11/16 in. (51.1 x 37.3 cm)

Manuscript Leaf with Initial O, from an Antiphonary Date: second quarter century Geography: Made in probably Mainz, Germany Culture: German Medium: Tempera, ink, and metal leaf on parchment Dimensions: 20 x 14 in.

Gospel Lectionary, Ornamented headpiece and initial letter "Pi" with Herod's feast, Walters Manuscript W.535, fol. 159r by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts, via Flickr

Gospel Lectionary, Ornamented headpiece and initial letter "Pi" with Herod's feast, Walters Manuscript fol. This is one of twenty-six known manuscripts by the hand of Luke the Cypriot (active an accomplished Greek calligrapher

Book of Hours, MS M.1114 fol. 22v - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum

Book of Hours, MS fol. - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum

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