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Wiener-Genesis

Wiener-Genesis

Black Hours (M. 493 › Morgan Library & Museum) The Black Hours is a product of unequalled luxury. All 121 vellum folios are stained in black. To make the writing stand out against the dark background, only white lead and opaque paints were used for the miniatures, and gold and silver ink for the script. Only three of these black parchment manuscripts survive to this day.

Black Hours (M. 493 › Morgan Library & Museum) The Black Hours is a product of unequalled luxury. All 121 vellum folios are stained in black. To make the writing stand out against the dark background, only white lead and opaque paints were used for the miniatures, and gold and silver ink for the script. Only three of these black parchment manuscripts survive to this day.

Westminster Abbey Bestiary (Ms. 22 › Westminster Abbey Library) Out of all the Bestiaries, the Westminster is considered to be one of the most beautiful and richly decorated bestiaries in the world, and is full of all kinds of incredible descriptions, legends and myths.

Westminster Abbey Bestiary (Ms. 22 › Westminster Abbey Library) Out of all the Bestiaries, the Westminster is considered to be one of the most beautiful and richly decorated bestiaries in the world, and is full of all kinds of incredible descriptions, legends and myths.

St. Alban’s Psalter (MS St. God. 1 › Dombibliothek Hildesheim; Inv. No. M694 › Schnütgen Museum Köln)The lavish miniatures and painted initials form such an expressive and lively colored decoration that one can imagine them moving to the rhythm of music: a fantastic picture gallery from the heyday of English book illumination.

St. Alban’s Psalter (MS St. God. 1 › Dombibliothek Hildesheim; Inv. No. M694 › Schnütgen Museum Köln)The lavish miniatures and painted initials form such an expressive and lively colored decoration that one can imagine them moving to the rhythm of music: a fantastic picture gallery from the heyday of English book illumination.

Top 10 Most Beautiful Medieval Manuscripts :http://www.medievalists.net/2015/10/03/top-10-most-beautiful-medieval-manuscripts/

Top 10 Most Beautiful Medieval Manuscripts :http://www.medievalists.net/2015/10/03/top-10-most-beautiful-medieval-manuscripts/

Prayerbook of Claude de France (MS M. 1166 › Morgan Library & Museum)In the words of Roger Wieck, curator of manuscripts at the Morgan Library: “An artistic triumph…” The personalized prayer book of the French queen Claude de France enchants us especially by its delicate paintings in a charmingly small format of 69 x 49 mm, and even more so by the unusual wealth of illustration it contains.

Prayerbook of Claude de France (MS M. 1166 › Morgan Library & Museum)In the words of Roger Wieck, curator of manuscripts at the Morgan Library: “An artistic triumph…” The personalized prayer book of the French queen Claude de France enchants us especially by its delicate paintings in a charmingly small format of 69 x 49 mm, and even more so by the unusual wealth of illustration it contains.

Beatus de Liébana : Códice de Fernando I y Dña. Sancha, call number: VITR/14/2 from the National Library of Spain.

Beatus de Liébana : Códice de Fernando I y Dña. Sancha, call number: VITR/14/2 from the National Library of Spain.

David and Goliath

David and Goliath

Grimani Breviary (Ms. Lat. I, 99=2138 › Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana)  A monumental witness to the splendor of Flemish art produced during the Renaissance. Perhaps an outstanding features of this manuscript is the choice of motifs, which alternate between religious and lay themes.

Grimani Breviary (Ms. Lat. I, 99=2138 › Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana) A monumental witness to the splendor of Flemish art produced during the Renaissance. Perhaps an outstanding features of this manuscript is the choice of motifs, which alternate between religious and lay themes.

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