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Beatrice from BL YT 36, f. 132
The Divine Comedy is a poem by Dante Alighieri, begun c. 1308 and completed 1320, a year before his death in 1321. It is widely considered the preeminent work of Italian literature and is seen as one of the greatest works of world literature. The poem's imaginative vision of the afterlife is representative of the medieval world-view as it had developed in the Western Church by the 14th century.
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The Sphere of the Sun from BL YT 36, f. 147

The Sphere of the Sun from BL YT 36, f. 147

Miniature of Dante and Beatrice in the sphere of the sun being greeted by Aquinas and Albertus Magnus, while ten other great intellectural authorities (the Doctors of the Church) are seated below, including Bed... more

Puzzle initial from BL Eg 2567, f. 104

Puzzle initial from BL Eg 2567, f. 104

Puzzle initial. Image taken from f. 104 of Divina Commedia (Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso)(index Divine Comedy). Written in Italian.

Puzzle initial from BL Eg 2567, f. 56

Puzzle initial from BL Eg 2567, f. 56

Puzzle initial. Image taken from f. 56 of Divina Commedia (Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso)(index Divine Comedy). Written in Italian.

Text page from BL Harley 3460, ff. 2v-3

Text page from BL Harley 3460, ff. 2v-3

Text page with the third and fourth chapters of the Inferno. Image taken from ff. 2v-3 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy). Written in Italian.

Marginal drawing from BL Harley 3460, ff. 6v-7

Marginal drawing from BL Harley 3460, ff. 6v-7

Marginal drawings of Dante and Virgil entering Hell. Image taken from ff. 6v-7 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy). Written in Italian.

Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri

Verleger: Perna, Peter Stecher: Stimmer, Tobias Verlagsort: Basel

Statue of Dante Alighieri by Raffaelo Romanelli, erected by the Italian community of Detroit, Belle Isle, 2009

Statue of Dante Alighieri by Raffaelo Romanelli, erected by the Italia...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. Forms part of the Vergara Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

The wood of the suicide from BL YT 36, f. 23

The wood of the suicide from BL YT 36, f. 23

Detail of a miniature of Dante breaking a branch from one of the trees in the wood of the suicide, which shouts in pain and bleeds, Dante and Virgil conversing with the wounded tree, Piero delle Vigne, and watc... more

James and John from BL YT 36, f. 174

James and John from BL YT 36, f. 174

Miniature of Dante being examined by James and John, with Christ and angels looking on. Image taken from f. 174 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy). Written in Italian.

Annunciation from BL YT 36, f. 188

Annunciation from BL YT 36, f. 188

Detail of a miniature of Dante and Beatrice before Bernard, who sits within the Celestial Rose; at the top of the Rose is the Virgin Mary and Gabriel at the moment of the Annunciation, with other saints below. ... more

Florentine towns from BL YT 36, f. 157

Florentine towns from BL YT 36, f. 157

Detail of a miniature of Dante being shown the Florentine towns. Image taken from f. 157 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy). Written in Italian.

Dante and Beatrice from BL YT 36, f. 150

Dante and Beatrice from BL YT 36, f. 150

Miniature of Dante and Beatrice before Bonaventure, who is standing in the Heaven of the Sun, while on the right, Dominic is preaching to a group of heathens, in illustration of Paradiso, Canto XII. Image taken... more

Dante's vision of the Virgin from BL YT 36, f. 190

Dante's vision of the Virgin from BL YT 36, f. 190

Detail of a miniature of Dante and Beatrice before Dante's vision of the Virgin. Image taken from f. 190 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy). Written in Italian.

The Angel of Meekness from BL Eg 943, f. 93v

The Angel of Meekness from BL Eg 943, f. 93v

Text page with the Angel of Meekness showing Dante and Virgil the way. Image taken from f. 93v of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy): Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso, with a short Latin commentary; the Capitol... more

The Angel of Zeal from BL Eg 943, f. 97

The Angel of Zeal from BL Eg 943, f. 97

The Angel of Zeal shows the way through a rocky pass. Image taken from f. 97 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy): Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso, with a short Latin commentary; the Capitolo (ff. 187-187v). ... more

Peter Damian from BL Eg 943, f. 164

Peter Damian from BL Eg 943, f. 164

Framed miniature of Dante and Beatrice before Peter Damian who is on the ladder to Saturn Image taken from f. 164 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy): Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso, with a short Latin comm... more

Dante speaks to one of the angry souls from BL Eg 943, f. 91v

Dante speaks to one of the angry souls from BL Eg 943, f. 91v

In the black cloud of wrath, Dante speaks to Marco Lombardo, one of the angry souls. Image taken from f. 91v of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy): Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso, with a short Latin commentar... more

Dante bending overi from BL Eg 943, f. 82v

Dante bending overi from BL Eg 943, f. 82v

Framed miniature of Dante bending over to speak to one of the proud souls, perhaps Oderisi of Gubbio . Image taken from f. 82v of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy): Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso, with a sho... more

Mystery of the Redemption from BL YT 36, f. 141

Mystery of the Redemption from BL YT 36, f. 141

Detail of a miniature of Dante and Beatrice witnessing the mystery of the Redemption. Image taken from f. 141 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy). Written in Italian.

Dante and Beatrice from BL YT 36, f. 151

Dante and Beatrice from BL YT 36, f. 151

Miniature of Dante and Beatrice, on the left, and Bonaventure, on the right, hovering over the Twelve Doctors of the Church (Paradiso XII). Image taken from f. 151 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy). Writ... more

Lucifer and the mouth of Hell from BL Eg 943, f. 61v

Lucifer and the mouth of Hell from BL Eg 943, f. 61v

Framed miniature of Lucifer frozen upside down at the centre of the earth and Virgil reaching for Lucifer's legs; above, Dante and Virgil climb out of the mouth of Hell. Image taken from f. 61v of Divina Commed... more

Peter from BL YT 36, f. 177

Peter from BL YT 36, f. 177

Detail of a miniature of Beatrice watching as Dante kneels before Peter, who stands with the Trinity within a circle of golden stars with three naked souls, while on the right, two warriors are kneeling before ... more

Virgin and Child and Bernard from BL YT 36, f. 189

Virgin and Child and Bernard from BL YT 36, f. 189

Detail of a miniature of Bernard presenting a kneeling Dante to the Virgin and Child enthroned. Image taken from f. 189 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy). Written in Italian.

Parnassus from BL YT 36, f. 129

Parnassus from BL YT 36, f. 129

Detail of a miniature of Dante and Apollo before Parnassus. Image taken from f. 129 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy). Written in Italian.

The eagle of Justice from BL YT 36, f. 162

The eagle of Justice from BL YT 36, f. 162

Miniature of Dante and Beatrice before the eagle of Justice. Image taken from f. 162 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy). Written in Italian.

Dante and Virgil from BL YT 36, f. 12v

Dante and Virgil from BL YT 36, f. 12v

Miniature of Dante and Virgil entering the fourth circle, with Plutus Avaricius, the Prodigals and the Wrathful, illustrating Canto VII. Image taken from f. 12v of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy). Written... more

Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri

Stecher: Bry, Theodor de

Aeneas and Anchises from BL YT 36, f. 155

Aeneas and Anchises from BL YT 36, f. 155

Detail of a miniature of Dante witnessing the meeting of Aeneas and Anchises. Image taken from f. 155 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy). Written in Italian.

Adam, Christ, and Solomon from BL YT 36, f. 153

Adam, Christ, and Solomon from BL YT 36, f. 153

Miniature of Adam, Christ and Solomon, with a sunburst of glory behind them. Image taken from f. 153 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy). Written in Italian.

John the Evangelist from BL YT 36, f. 175

John the Evangelist from BL YT 36, f. 175

Miniature of Beatrice watching as Dante is examined by John the Evangelist, who stands within a circle of golden stars with five naked souls. Image taken from f. 175 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy). Wr... more

Peter from BL YT 36, f. 172

Peter from BL YT 36, f. 172

Detail of a miniature of Dante and Beatrice before Peter, who is standing in a circle of stars and interrogating Dante, in illustration of Paradiso XXIV. Image taken from f. 172 of Divina Commedia (index Divine... more

St Benedict from BL Eg 943, f. 165

St Benedict from BL Eg 943, f. 165

Framed miniature of Dante talking to St Benedict, who is on the golden ladder with other souls. Image taken from f. 165 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy): Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso, with a short Lati... more

Dante, Statius and Virgil from BL Eg 943, f. 102

Dante, Statius and Virgil from BL Eg 943, f. 102

Framed miniature of Dante listening Statius and Virgil speaking, Canto XXII. Image taken from f. 102 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy): Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso, with a short Latin commentary; the C... more

Dante and Virgil from BL YT 36, f. 4

Dante and Virgil from BL YT 36, f. 4

Miniature of Dante and Virgil standing before the gates of Hell, with the three sainted ladies, Beatrice, Lucia, and Rachel, floating in clouds above, in illustration of Canto II. Image taken from f. 4 of Divin... more

Punishment of the Diviners from BL YT 36, f. 35v

Punishment of the Diviners from BL YT 36, f. 35v

Detail of a miniature of Dante and Virgil witnessing the punishment of the diviners, whose heads are turned backwards because they had attempted to see too far into the future, in illustration of Canto XX. Imag... more

Death of Cacciaguida from BL YT 36, f. 156

Death of Cacciaguida from BL YT 36, f. 156

Detail of a miniature of Dante witnessing the death of Cacciaguida. Image taken from f. 156 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy). Written in Italian.

The abbot of St Zeno and the slothful from BL Eg 943, f. 96

The abbot of St Zeno and the slothful from BL Eg 943, f. 96

Detail of a miniature of Dante and Virgil with the abbot of St Zeno and the slothful. Image taken from f. 96 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy): Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso, with a short Latin commentar... more

The mourning Lavinia from BL Eg 943, f. 93

The mourning Lavinia from BL Eg 943, f. 93

Framed miniature of Dante's vision of Lavinia mourning for her mother, Amata. Image taken from f. 93 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy): Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso, with a short Latin commentary; the C... more

Illuminated initials from BL YT 36, f. 97

Illuminated initials from BL YT 36, f. 97

Illuminated initials on a text page. Image taken from f. 97 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy). Written in Italian.

Nebuchadnezzar from BL YT 36, f. 135

Nebuchadnezzar from BL YT 36, f. 135

Miniature of Nebuchadnezzar, lying in bed, telling Daniel his dream, while Moses, John the Evangelist, and John the Baptist sit enclosed in a circle of seraphs, and the Archangels Raphael, Gabriel and Michael s... more

Dante and Virgil from BL YT 36, f. 18

Dante and Virgil from BL YT 36, f. 18

Miniature of Dante and Virgil walking between the walls and the tombs in the city of Dis, and Dante conversing with Farinata degli Uberti and Guido Cavalcanti, who are in their sarcophagi, in illustration of Ca... more

Virgin and Child and Bernard from BL YT 36, f. 186

Virgin and Child and Bernard from BL YT 36, f. 186

Detail of a miniature of Dante and Beatrice before the Virgin and Child, seated in a garden and surrounded by angels and a kneeling Bernard, in illustration of Paradiso XXXIII. Image taken from f. 186 of Divina... more

Renunciation of Francis from BL YT 36, f. 149

Renunciation of Francis from BL YT 36, f. 149

Miniature of the renunciation of Francis before a bishop. Image taken from f. 149 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy). Written in Italian.

The Envious from BL YT 36, f. 88

The Envious from BL YT 36, f. 88

Miniature of Dante and Virgil with the Envious and their cloaks. Image taken from f. 88 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy). Written in Italian.

Torments of the Barterers from BL YT 36, f. 37v

Torments of the Barterers from BL YT 36, f. 37v

Detail of a miniature of Dante and Virgil winessing the torments of the barterers, in illustration of Canto XXI. Image taken from f. 37v of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy). Written in Italian.

Paradise: five souls and the moon from BL Eg 943, f. 132v

Paradise: five souls and the moon from BL Eg 943, f. 132v

Framed miniature of Beatrice, Dante, five female souls, and the moon. Image taken from f. 132v of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy): Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso, with a short Latin commentary; the Capitol... more

The Envious from BL YT 36, f. 88

The Envious from BL YT 36, f. 88

Detail of a miniature of Dante and Virgil with the Envious and their cloaks. Image taken from f. 88 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy). Written in Italian.

Dante and Virgil from BL YT 36, f. 16

Dante and Virgil from BL YT 36, f. 16

Miniature of Virgil holding Dante's eyes to prevent him seeing the Gorgon pass, and Virgil and Dante entering the city of Dis, in illustration of Canto IX. Image taken from f. 16 of Divina Commedia (index Divin... more

Simon of Troy and Adamo of Brescia from BL YT 36, f. 55

Simon of Troy and Adamo of Brescia from BL YT 36, f. 55

Detail of a miniature of Dante and Virgil encountering other kinds of imposters and forgers, including Simon of Troy and Adamo of Brescia, in illustration of Canto XXX. Image taken from f. 55 of Divina Commedia... more

Florentine towns from BL YT 36, f. 157

Florentine towns from BL YT 36, f. 157

Miniature of Dante being shown the Florentine towns. Image taken from f. 157 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy). Written in Italian.

The gluttonous beside the tree from BL Eg 943, f. 107

The gluttonous beside the tree from BL Eg 943, f. 107

Framed miniature of the gluttonous beside a tree filled with fruit. Image taken from f. 107 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy): Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso, with a short Latin commentary; the Capitolo (... more

Two angels' heads from BL Eg 943, f. 113v

Two angels' heads from BL Eg 943, f. 113v

Framed miniature of two angels' heads in the sacred wood. Image taken from f. 113v of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy): Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso, with a short Latin commentary; the Capitolo (ff. 187-1... more

Phlegyas departs from BL Eg 943, f. 16

Phlegyas departs from BL Eg 943, f. 16

Framed miniature of Phlegyas departing as Dante watches Virgil with the devils in the gate of Dis. Image taken from f. 16 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy): Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso, with a short La... more

Hypocrites from BL YT 36, f. 42

Hypocrites from BL YT 36, f. 42

Miniature of Dante and Virgil encountering three couples of hypocrites, clad in gilt hoods, while on the ground are stretched Caiaphas and Annas, in illustration of Canto XXIII. Image taken from f. 42 of Divina... more

Justinian from BL YT 36, f. 139

Justinian from BL YT 36, f. 139

Miniature of Dante and Beatrice before Justinian, who recounts the history of the Roman Empire. Image taken from f. 139 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy). Written in Italian.

Dante and Beatrice from BL YT 36, f. 148

Dante and Beatrice from BL YT 36, f. 148

Detail of a miniature of Dante and Beatrice before Thomas Aquinas, who presents the two to Dominic and Francis, both standing on winged cherubim, in illustration of Paradiso, Canto XI. Image taken from f. 148 o... more

Renunciation of Francis from BL YT 36, f. 149

Renunciation of Francis from BL YT 36, f. 149

Detail of a miniature of the renunciation of Francis before a bishop. Image taken from f. 149 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy). Written in Italian.

Dante before Peter from BL YT 36, f. 173

Dante before Peter from BL YT 36, f. 173

Miniature of Beatrice watching as Dante kneels before Peter, who places a cord around his neck. Peter and eight souls are enclosed in a circle of stars, while on the right, a personification of Faith carries a... more

Dante pulls at the hair of a traitor from BL Eg 943, f. 58

Dante pulls at the hair of a traitor from BL Eg 943, f. 58

Framed miniature of Dante grasping the hair of one of the souls in the ice, perhaps Bocca. Image taken from f. 58 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy): Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso, with a short Latin comm... more

Paradise: the eagle's head from BL Eg 943, f. 160

Paradise: the eagle's head from BL Eg 943, f. 160

Famed miniature of Beatrice and Dante before the eagle formed by twenty-four human heads in the heaven of Jupiter. Image taken from f. 160 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy): Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso... more

Virgil and Dante from BL Eg 943, f. 94

Virgil and Dante from BL Eg 943, f. 94

Framed miniature of Virgil discoursing with Dante on the arrangement of Purgatory. Image taken from f. 94 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy): Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso, with a short Latin commentary; ... more

Dante from BL YT 36, f. 68

Dante from BL YT 36, f. 68

Miniature of Dante encountering Casella and Cato. Image taken from f. 68 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy). Written in Italian.

The Evil Counsellors from BL YT 36, f. 47v

The Evil Counsellors from BL YT 36, f. 47v

Miniature of Dante and Virgil among the evil counsellors, and Dante and Virgil meeting Ulysses and Diomede, in illustration of Canto XXVI. Image taken from f. 47v of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy). Writt... more

Forese Donati points to the gluttonous from BL Eg 943, f. 105v

Forese Donati points to the gluttonous from BL Eg 943, f. 105v

Framed miniature of Forese Donati pointing to the gluttonous. Image taken from f. 105v of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy): Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso, with a short Latin commentary; the Capitolo (ff. 1... more

Benedict from BL YT 36, f. 168

Benedict from BL YT 36, f. 168

Detail of a miniature of Dante and Beatrice before Benedict, with scenes from his life below. Image taken from f. 168 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy). Written in Italian.

Dante and Virgil from BL YT 36, f. 62v

Dante and Virgil from BL YT 36, f. 62v

Miniature of Dante and Virgil witnessing the gigantic figure of Dis, with his three mouths biting on the sinners Cassius, Judas, and Brutus, and Dante and Virgil emerging from the Inferno, in illustration of Ca... more

Torment of the Simoniacs from BL YT 36, f. 34

Torment of the Simoniacs from BL YT 36, f. 34

Miniature of Dante and Virgil entering the area devoted to simoniacs and magicians, while Dante speaks to the upside-down figure of Pope Nicholas III, with a figure of the True Church in the centre, as a lady d... more

Dante and Virgil from BL YT 36, f. 21v

Dante and Virgil from BL YT 36, f. 21v

Miniature of Dante and Virgil encountering a centaur, and the centaur Nessus carrying Dante and Virgil on his back past the lake of boiling blood in which are submerged Attila and other tyrants, in illustration... more

River of Light from BL YT 36, f. 183

River of Light from BL YT 36, f. 183

Detail of a miniature of Dante and Beatrice kneeling before the Holy Trinity and the River of Light, with naked souls below. Image taken from f. 183 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy). Written in Italian.

Paradise: the heaven of the moon from BL Eg 943, f. 131

Paradise: the heaven of the moon from BL Eg 943, f. 131

Framed miniature of Dante, Beatrice, and the heaven of the moon. Image taken from f. 131 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy): Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso, with a short Latin commentary; the Capitolo (ff... more

Nimrod and Ephialtes from BL Eg 943, f. 55v

Nimrod and Ephialtes from BL Eg 943, f. 55v

Framed miniature of Dante and Virgil looking at the giants, Nimrod and Ephialtes. Image taken from f. 55v of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy): Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso, with a short Latin commentary; ... more

Dante speaks with triumphant souls from BL Eg 943, f. 167

Dante speaks with triumphant souls from BL Eg 943, f. 167

Framed miniature of Dante with Beatrice speaking to triumphant souls in heaven. Image taken from f. 167 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy): Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso, with a short Latin commentary; th... more

Paradise:  Beatrice and Dante beneath the stars from BL Eg 943, f. 149

Paradise: Beatrice and Dante beneath the stars from BL Eg 943, f. 149

Framed miniature of Beatrice, Dante and a starry sky. Image taken from f. 149 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy): Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso, with a short Latin commentary; the Capitolo (ff. 187-187v).... more

Belacqua from BL Eg 943, f. 69v

Belacqua from BL Eg 943, f. 69v

Detail of a miniature of Dante talking to the indolent including the Florentine, Belacqua Image taken from f. 69v of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy): Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso, with a short Latin comm... more

The souls of the Lustful purged by fire from BL Eg 943, f. 108v

The souls of the Lustful purged by fire from BL Eg 943, f. 108v

Framed miniature of the lustful enveloped by flames. Image taken from f. 108v of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy): Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso, with a short Latin commentary; the Capitolo (ff. 187-187v).... more

Resurrection of the dead from BL YT 36, f. 154

Resurrection of the dead from BL YT 36, f. 154

Detail of a miniature of the Resurrection of the dead. Image taken from f. 154 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy). Written in Italian.

Heaven of the Moon from BL YT 36, f. 131

Heaven of the Moon from BL YT 36, f. 131

Miniature of Dante and Beatrice visiting the inhabitants of the heaven of the moon. Image taken from f. 131 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy). Written in Italian.

Four kings from BL YT 36, f. 166

Four kings from BL YT 36, f. 166

Miniature of Robert Guiscard, William the Good, Charles II and Frederick of Aragon, seated near Sicily and Naples, in illustration of Paradiso XX / XXI. Image taken from f. 166 of Divina Commedia (index Divine ... more

Men in ship from BL Eg 2628, f. 35

Men in ship from BL Eg 2628, f. 35

Historiated initial with men in ship and foliate border. Image taken from f. 35 of Divina Commedia (Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso)(index Divine Comedy). Written in Italian.

Illuminated initials from BL YT 36, f. 103

Illuminated initials from BL YT 36, f. 103

Illuminated initials on a text page. Image taken from f. 103 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy). Written in Italian.

Nebuchadnezzar from BL YT 36, f. 135

Nebuchadnezzar from BL YT 36, f. 135

Detail of a miniature of Nebuchadnezzar, lying in bed, telling Daniel his dream, while Moses, John the Evangelist, and John the Baptist sit enclosed in a circle of seraphs, and the Archangels Raphael, Gabriel a... more

Dante and Virgil from BL YT 36, f. 62v

Dante and Virgil from BL YT 36, f. 62v

Detail of a miniature of Dante and Virgil witnessing the gigantic figure of Dis, with his three mouths biting on the sinners Cassius, Judas, and Brutus, and Dante and Virgil emerging from the Inferno, in illust... more

The Heaven of Jupiter from BL YT 36, f. 161

The Heaven of Jupiter from BL YT 36, f. 161

Miniature of Dante and Beatrice ascending to the Heaven of Jupiter. Image taken from f. 161 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy). Written in Italian.

The stoning of Stephen from BL Eg 943, f. 90v

The stoning of Stephen from BL Eg 943, f. 90v

Framed miniature of Dante's vision of the stoning of Stephen. Image taken from f. 90v of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy): Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso, with a short Latin commentary; the Capitolo (ff. 18... more

Dante speaks to Arnaut from BL Eg 943, f. 111

Dante speaks to Arnaut from BL Eg 943, f. 111

Framed miniature of Dante (with Statius and Virgil) speaking to one of the lustful, perhaps Arnaut Image taken from f. 111 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy): Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso, with a short L... more

Illuminated initials from BL YT 36, f. 109

Illuminated initials from BL YT 36, f. 109

Illuminated initials on a text page. Image taken from f. 109 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy). Written in Italian.

Lucifer's legs and the exit from Hell from BL Eg 943, f. 61v

Lucifer's legs and the exit from Hell from BL Eg 943, f. 61v

Detail of a miniature of Virgil reaching for Lucifer's legs and above, climbing out of the mouth of Hell with Dante. Image taken from f. 61v of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy): Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradi... more

Dante and Virgil from BL YT 36, f. 14

Dante and Virgil from BL YT 36, f. 14

Miniature of Dante and Virgil being rowed across the river Styx by a demon rower, Phlegyas, and Dante and Virgil at the brazen gates of the city of Dis, in illustration of Canto VIII. Image taken from f. 14 of ... more

Justinian in the heaven of mercury from BL Eg 943, f. 137v

Justinian in the heaven of mercury from BL Eg 943, f. 137v

Framed miniature of Justinian and two others in the heaven of Mercury. Image taken from f. 137v of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy): Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso, with a short Latin commentary; the Capito... more

The seven horned heads from BL Eg 943, f. 123v

The seven horned heads from BL Eg 943, f. 123v

Detail of a framed miniature of Statius and Dante looking at the seven horned heads on the chariot. Image taken from f. 123v of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy): Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso, with a short... more

Heaven and Earth from BL YT 36, f. 130

Heaven and Earth from BL YT 36, f. 130

Detail of a miniature of Beatrice explaining to Dante that the universe is a hierarchy of being, with creatures devoid of reason in the early 'sea of being', and heaven as nine spheres rules by the figure of lo... more

Lucifer devouring Cassius, Brutus and Judus from BL Eg 943, f. 61

Lucifer devouring Cassius, Brutus and Judus from BL Eg 943, f. 61

Framed miniature of Virgil showing Dante Lucifer devouring Cassius, Brutus and Judus with three mouths. Image taken from f. 61 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy): Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso, with a sho... more

Dante's dream from BL Eg 943, f. 3

Dante's dream from BL Eg 943, f. 3

Detail of a miniature of Dante's dream and his soul leaving his body. Image taken from f. 3 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy): Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso, with a short Latin commentary; the Capitolo (... more