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Front Cover of the Horae Beatae Mariae Virginis (Flemish, 1510-1530) - Public Domain Illuminated Manuscript

About the Image: This is the beautifully detailed cover of a Book of Hours, specifically the "Horae Beatae Mariae Virginis." These books, predominantly used during the late Middle Ages into the Renaissance, were Christian devotional books primarily for laypeople. They typically contained prayers, Psalms, and Gospel lessons to...

The opening of St Luke's Gospel in the Lindisfarne Gospels (715-720) - Public Domain Illuminated Manuscripts

Details: The Lindisfarne Gospels is an illuminated manuscript gospel book probably produced around the years 715–720 in the monastery at Lindisfarne, off the coast of Northumberland, England[2]. It contains the Gospels of the four Evangelists Mark, John, Luke, and Matthew[2]. The manuscript was produced in a scriptorium...

Booklet with Scenes of the Passion (1300 [carving]; 1310–1320 [painting]) - Catholic Stock Photo

Details: An exceptional ivory object, this diminutive booklet is unusual in that both the exterior covers, depicting scenes of the Passion, and the interior covers, containing representations of the Virgin, are carved. The religious nature of the booklet suggests that it served as an accessory for private devotion. The painted...

Ethiopian Prayer Book with Case (Mahdar) 19th century - Ethiopian Orthodox Stock Photo

Details: This leather-bound manuscript is a prayer book written in Gə’ez, the liturgical language of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Its 144 folios features three distinct kinds of ornaments: a single full-page illumination; interlaced borders (haräg); and textual ornament, including punctuation marks and headers. The full-page illumination on folio 1v...

Book of Hours of Queen Isabella the Catholic Queen of Spain (1500) by Master of the First Prayerbook of Maximillian and Associates - Catholic Stock Photo

Details: The original owner of this exquisite book of hours was Queen Isabella of Spain, who sponsored Christopher Columbus's exploratory voyage to the Americas. Eventually this book found its way to the New World and was acquired by the Cleveland Museum of Art in 1963. Isabella’s book...

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