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Muhammad and Abû Bakr on their camels meet a delegation that has come out from the city of Medina to greet them.

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.

One of the newly converted Muslims of Medina urges a group of Jews of this city to convert.

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.

Abû Hishâm and two friends from the city of Medina who have converted to Islam sit respectfully before the Prophet.

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.

A Roman commander pays homage to Khusrau Parvîz in the city of Warigh.

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.

City in Syria from BL Royal 20 D I, f. 361v

Bas-de-page miniature of siege of a city in Syria. Image taken from f. 361v of Histoire ancienne jusqu'à César, part 3 of the second redaction. Written in French.

City of Baghdad from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 64

Detail of a miniature of the city of Baghdad. Image taken from f. 64 of Historia de proeliis, translated in French as La vraie ystoire dou bon roi Alixandre, and other romances. Written in French.

Burning of a city from BL Royal 19 D I, f. 45

Miniature of a city being burnt to prevent its capture by Perdiccas. Image taken from f. 45 of Historia de proeliis, translated in French as La vraie ystoire dou bon roi Alixandre, and other romances. Written in French.

Civitas (City) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 270v

Detail of a historiated initial 'O' of the New Jerusalem. Image taken from f. 270v of Omne Bonum (Circumcisio-Dona Spiritui Sancti). Written in Latin.

Surrender of a city from BL Royal 20 B XX, f. 34

Detail of a miniature of the surrender of the keys to a city. Image taken from f. 34 of Historia de proelis in a French translation (Le Livre et le vraye hystoire du bon roy Alixandre)(index Alexandre). Written... more

Burning of a city from BL Royal 20 B XX, f. 94v

Detail of a miniature of a city being burnt to prevent its capture by Perdiccas. Image taken from f. 94v of Historia de proelis in a French translation (Le Livre et le vraye hystoire du bon roy Alixandre)(index... more

Surrender of a city of Alexander from BL Royal 15 E VI, f. 12v

Detail of a miniature of the surrender of a city to Alexander. Image taken from f. 12v of Poems and Romances (the 'Talbot Shrewsbury book'). Written in French.

Alexander attacking a city from BL Royal 15 E VI, f. 13

Miniature of Alexander attacking a city. Image taken from f. 13 of Poems and Romances (the 'Talbot Shrewsbury book'). Written in French.

Alexander attacking a city from BL Royal 15 E VI, f. 13

Detail of a miniature of Alexander attacking a city. Image taken from f. 13 of Poems and Romances (the 'Talbot Shrewsbury book'). Written in French.

Spanish Translation of Saint Augustine's "City of God"

The exhibited volume is one of three with the complete Spanish translation from the Latin of Saint Augustine's City of God (De Civitate Dei). Written in the early fifth century after the sack of Rome by the Vis... more

Spanish Translation of Saint Augustine's "City of God"

This volume is one of three containing the complete Spanish translation from the Latin of Saint Augustine’s City of God (De Civitate Dei), written in the early fifth century, after the sack of Rome by the Visig... more

Spanish Translation of Saint Augustine's "City of God"

Cano de Aranda (Spanish, active Toledo)

Siege of a Breton city from BL Royal 17 F II, f. 70

Detail of a miniature of a siege of a Breton city by the Roman army. Image taken from f. 70 of La grant hystoire Cesar, i.e. Les faits des Romains, with additional texts. Written in French.

Siege of a Breton city from BL Royal 17 F II, f. 70

Miniature of a siege of a Breton city by the Roman army, with a partial border containing the royal arms of England held by a lion. Image taken from f. 70 of La grant hystoire Cesar, i.e. Les faits des Romains,... more

Assault of a city and castle from BL Royal 20 E III, f. 30v

Miniature of an assault on a city and castle. Image taken from f. 30v of Chroniques de France ou de Saint Denis (from 1108 to 1270). Written in French.

Assault on a city and castle from BL Royal 20 E III, f. 30v

Detail of a miniature of an assault on a city and castle. Image taken from f. 30v of Chroniques de France ou de Saint Denis (from 1108 to 1270). Written in French.

People Fleeing a Burning City

Anonymous, French, School of Fontainebleau, 16th century

Landscape with a Walled City and a Large Body of Water

Circle of Matthijs Cock (Netherlandish, ca. 1509/10–1540/48 Antwerp)

Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Trajan Between City of Victory and Rome

This print comes from the museum’s copy of the Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae (The Mirror of Roman Magnificence) The Speculum found its origin in the publishing endeavors of Antonio Salamanca and Antonio Lafre... more

Combat at a City Gate

With the Lederer gift in 1986, the Museum received seventy-one plaquettes and related reliefs, among them this scene of foot soldiers and horsemen. There are three examples of Riccio's sarcophagus-inspired batt... more

"Ottoman Army Entering a City", Folio from a Divan of Mahmud `Abd al-Baqi

This manuscript copy of Mahmud 'Abd al‑Baqi’s Divan (collected works) contains poems extolling the pleasures and notable events of courtly life in later sixteenth-century Istanbul. This painting illustrates the... more

Storming a City

Anonymous, Italian, 16th century (Italian, active Central Italy, ca. 1550–1580)

Two Studies of a Standing Youth in Quattrocento Clothing (recto); a cardinal's hat on a fragmentary coat of arms with a griffin (the arms of the city of Perugia) (verso)

The differences between the two figures, in terms of pose, gesture, clothing, and hair, probably reveal a common artistic practice by which the artist began by drawing the live model and, on the same sheet, exp... more

Basilisk Supporting the Arms of the city of Basel

Master DS (Swiss, active 1503–1515)

Recto: The Port City of Alexandria (? Allusion to Dinocrates's Building of Alexandria, Vitruvius, Book 2, introduction, no. 1); Verso: Fragmentary Writing ("Libro Primo...").

A recent discovery, this sheet and seven others (acc. nos. 2008.105.1-8) comprised a manuscript draft for an Italian edition of the sole surviving architectural treatise of Roman antiquity, Ten Books on Archite... more

Recto: "Libro Primo, Chapo Quarto..." (Vitruvius, Book 1, Chapter 4); Verso: The Fortification of City Walls (Vitruvius, Book 1, Chapter 5).

The creator of this drawing was an experienced draftsman of military technology and architecture, as is evident by his use of perspective and in the level of surface detail with which he elaborated the forms pr... more

The Trojans Defend Their City; They Kill Androgeos (Aeneid, Book II)

European of the Renaissance period viewed ancient Rome not only as the origin of Italian civilzation but also the geographic center of a lost golden age. This plaque belongs to a series of at least eighty Limog... more

Commemoration of the Visit of the Dauphin Francis, Son of Francis I, to the City of Lyon in 1533

The medal relates to a theatrical performance organized by the city of Lyon in honor of a 1533 visit by the dauphin François (1518–1536). The inscription and the image of a boy holding wings and a turtle antici... more

The Trojans Bring the Wooden Horse into Their City

Jean Mignon (French, active 1535–ca. 1555)

The Trojans pulling the wooden horse into the city

Since the Trojans had been persuaded that bringing the horse into their city would lead to the Greeks' defeat, the walls were breached and the horse was wheeled in, with the most valiant Greek soldiers hidden i... more

"The Spy Zambur Brings Mahiya to the City of Tawariq", Folio from a Hamzanama (Book of Hamza)

The Hamzanama tells the fantastic story of Hamza, an uncle of the Prophet, who traveled the world spreading the teachings of Islam. The story was a popular subject for public recitation in coffeehouses, so exci... more

The Virgin Protectress of the City of Siena

Vanni studied painting briefly in Rome, but, before his twentieth birthday, he was back home in Siena, where he pursued a long career as a painter of altarpieces and decorations for public buildings. In this br... more

Triumphal arch surmounted by a statue representing the city of Bologna, buildings seen through the arch below, a temporary decoration for the entry of Pope Clement VIII in Bologna in 1598

Plate from 'Descrittione de gli apparati fatti in Bologna per la venuta di N.S. Papa Clemente VIII', a book containing a description of the festivities for Pope Clement VIII's entry to Bologna and eight etching... more

Cavaliers in a City Square

Jean de Saint-Igny (French, Rouen ca. 1595/1600–1647 Paris)

Landscape with a Mounted Herdsman and Cows, a City in the Background

Attributed to Jan Both (Dutch, Utrecht ca. 1618–1652 Utrecht)

A Raja Receives Homage Outside the City: Page from a Dispersed Manuscript

This page from an unidentified Hindu chronicle of a king depicts a mountain city with typical multistoried hill architecture atop abstract mounds strewn with clumps of flowers. Outside the gates on the right is... more

"The Awakening of Kumbhakarna in the Golden City of Lanka", Folio from a Ramayana

Kumbhakarna, the giant brother of the demon Ravana, was tricked by the gods into asking Brahma for the boon of interminable sleep. Ravana built him a lavishly adorned palace, where he slumbered for one hundred ... more

View of the City of Prague

The city of Prague has been lauded by poets as “the dream of delirious architects” whose “magic needs no wand.” The city’s great monuments are easily identified in this panorama, from the castle and cathedral o... more

Plate 2: The city of Rome taken by Constable of Bourbon, from the Triumphs of Charles V

Cornelis Boel (Netherlandish, Antwerp ca. 1576–after 1621)