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The birth of Rustam. - miniature, medieval manuscript

The birth of Rustam. - miniature, medieval manuscript

Life of the Prophet Muhammad written at the order of the Mamluk sultan al-Mansûr 'Alâ' al-Dîn 'Alî (d. 778/1376). The work was first illustrated during the reign of the Ottoman sultan Murâd III.

Birth of Alexander from BL Royal 14 E I, f. 177v

Birth of Alexander from BL Royal 14 E I, f. 177v

Miniature of the birth of Alexander, at the beginning of book 5. Image taken from f. 177v of Le miroir historial (a French translation of the Speculum historiale) books 1-5. Written in French.

Birth of Julius Caesar from BL Royal 16 G VII, f. 219

Birth of Julius Caesar from BL Royal 16 G VII, f. 219

Detail of a miniature in the top left hand compartment, of the birth of Julius Caesar. Image taken from f. 219 of Les anciennes hystoires rommaines (A compilation of ancient history in two parts, each preceded ... More

Birth of Alexander the Great from BL Royal 20 C III, f. 15

Birth of Alexander the Great from BL Royal 20 C III, f. 15

Detail of a miniature of Olympias giving birth to Alexander the Great, with two eagles on the roof of the palace (foretelling Alexander's two empires in Europe and Asia). The temple of Diana at Ephesus burns in... More

Birth of Alexander the Great from BL Royal 20 C III, f. 15

Birth of Alexander the Great from BL Royal 20 C III, f. 15

Miniature of Olympias giving birth to Alexander the Great, with two eagles on the roof of the palace (foretelling Alexander's two empires in Europe and Asia). The temple of Diana at Ephesus burns in the backgro... More

Birth of Fremund from BL YT 47, f. 61v

Birth of Fremund from BL YT 47, f. 61v

Miniature of the birth of Fremund, from John Lydgate's Lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund. Image taken from f. 61v of Lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund. Written in English.

Birth of Cyrus from BL Royal 14 E I, f. 133

Birth of Cyrus from BL Royal 14 E I, f. 133

Miniature of the birth of Cyrus, at the beginning of book 4. Image taken from f. 133 of Le miroir historial (a French translation of the Speculum historiale) books 1-5. Written in French.

Birth of Saturn's children from BL Royal 17 E IV, f. 13

Birth of Saturn's children from BL Royal 17 E IV, f. 13

Detail of a miniature of the birth and destruction of Saturn's children, at the beginning of Metamorphoses. Image taken from f. 13 of Metamorphoses, second anonymous French translation (Ovide moralisé). Written... More

Birth of John the Baptist from BL Add 18196, ff. 14-22, and 28-40, f. 15

Birth of John the Baptist from BL Add 18196, ff. 14-22, and 28-40, f. ...

Historiated initial 'G' of the birth of John the Baptist, measuring 165 x 125 mm (bottom miniature). Image taken from f. 15 of Cuttings from a Dominican choir book.

Children being switched at birth from BL Harley 4903, f. 171

Children being switched at birth from BL Harley 4903, f. 171

Detail of a miniature with children being switched at birth; illuminated initial 'E'(n ceste) with ivy. Image taken from f. 171 of Continuations of the Roman des sept sages: Helcanus (ff. 1-16, end of text), Pe... More

Birth of the Virgin from BL YT 13, f. 58

Birth of the Virgin from BL YT 13, f. 58

Bas-de-page scene of the Birth of the Virgin, with Anne in bed and a midwife nearby holding the swaddled infant Mary, while the hand of God emerges from the clouds above towards Mary’s halo. Image taken from f.... More

Birth of the Virgin from BL Harley 2897, f. 385

Birth of the Virgin from BL Harley 2897, f. 385

Detail of a miniature of the Birth of the Virgin Mary. Image taken from f. 385 of Breviary (the 'Breviary of John the Fearless and Margaret of Bavaria'), Use of Rome (index Breviary of Jean sans Peur). Written ... More

Birth of the Virgin from BL Eg 2781, f. 9v

Birth of the Virgin from BL Eg 2781, f. 9v

Miniature of the birth of the Virgin. Image taken from f. 9v of Book of Hours, Use of Sarum (The 'Neville of Hornby Hours'). Written in Latin and French.

Birth of Henry III and a Bell and clapper from BL Royal 14 C VII, f. 90

Birth of Henry III and a Bell and clapper from BL Royal 14 C VII, f. 9...

Marginal drawing of Henry III as a baby in a cradle, and a drawing of a bell and clapper referring to the papal interdict. Image taken from f. 90 of Historia Anglorum, Chronica majora, Part III; Continuation of... More

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