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Amulet of fist with thumb thrust between first two fingers

In this amulet the thumb is placed between the first two fingers of the fist. This is a Roman amulet connected with sexuality. From Egypt Roman Period

Buddha's First Sermon at Sarnath

The Buddha is shown teaching the first sermon to five ascetics who become monks; in this way, he establishes the monastic order. The Buddha reaches down to set in motion the wheel of the law—a well-established ... more

Portable Shrine with the Buddha Shakyamuni Preaching his First Sermon

The Buddha holds his hands in the teaching gesture (dharma chakra mudra). To his left sit two of the five monks who heard his sermon in the deer park at Sarnath. The distinctive flat cut drapery and green schis... more

Buddha Preaching the First Sermon Attended by Maitreya and Padmapani

This triad depicts the historical Buddha Sakyamuni preaching the first sermon in the forest retreat at Sarnath, flanked by Maitreya and Padmapani, the two premier bodhisattvas of the Licchavi period in Nepal. T... more

Buddha Preaching the First Sermon at Sarnath

A popular subject in medieval Buddhist art is the Buddha preaching his first sermon in a deer forest at Sarnath, north of Bodhgaya, where he had experienced enlightenment some weeks prior. He is seated in a ful... more

Muhammad offers the first prayer in a newly built mosque.

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.

Two of the first twelve people converted to Islam from Medina kiss the hands of the Prophet at Akaba.

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.

Rustam's First Feat: Rakhsh kills a lion while Rustam sleeps.

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.

Leaf from a Beatus Manuscript: the First Angel Sounds the Trumpet; Fire, Hail-stones, and Blood are Cast Upon the Earth

Illustrated Beatus manuscripts bring to life an extraordinary vision of the end of the world, as recorded by Saint John in the Apocalypse (Book of Revelation) and filtered through the lens of Beatus of Liébana,... more

First Temptation from BL Royal 20 B IV, f. 47v

Detail of a miniature of the first temptation of Christ. Image taken from f. 47v of Meditationes vitae Christi (Le Livre doré des meditations de la vie de nostre seigneur Jesu Christ). Written in French.

First Trumpet from BL Royal 19 B XV, f. 14

Detail of a miniature of an angel playing the trumpet and a fire coming from heavens on earth, illustrating the description of the First Trumpet (Revelation 8: 7). Image taken from f. 14 of Apocalypse, with com... more

Distribution of Trumpets and First Trumpet from BL Royal 19 B XV, ff. 13v-14

Miniature of Christ and angels playing trumpets and censing the altar, illustrating Revelation 8:2-4, and a miniature of an angel playing the trumpet and a fire coming from heavens on earth, illustrating the de... more

First Trumpet from BL Royal 19 B XV, f. 14

Miniature of an angel playing the trumpet and a fire coming from heavens on earth, illustrating the description of the First Trumpet (Revelation 8: 7). Image taken from f. 14 of Apocalypse, with commentary (The... more

First vial from BL Royal 19 B XV, f. 29

Detail of a miniature of the emptying of the first vial. Image taken from f. 29 of Apocalypse, with commentary (The 'Queen Mary Apocalypse'), with the prologue of Gilbert de la Porrée translated in French. Writ... more

"The First Combat of Gav and Talhand", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Three battles between two Indian princes - half brothers contending for the throne - resulted in the invention of the game of chess, to explain the death of one of them to their grieving mother. The Persian wo... more

Saint Peter as the First Pope

Indentified by his papal tiara, the apostle Peter wears an ornately decorated ecclesiastical vestment (chasuble). The keys signifying his role as guardian of the gates to Heaven, which were given to him by Chri... more

"Muhammad's Call to Prophecy and the First Revelation", Folio from a Majma' al-Tavarikh (Compendium of Histories)

Shah Rukh (r. 1405–47), son of Timur, commissioned Hafiz‑i Abru to write an extensive world history, beginning with Adam and continuing down to his own time. Early manuscript copies of the text are heavily illu... more

Borso d'Este, First Duke of Ferrara

Borso d'Este was created duke of Ferrara in 1471 by the pope. He also was duke of Modena and Reggio, created by Emperor Frederick III. Medalist: Petrecino of Florence (active second half 15th century)

The First Tournament

Lucas Cranach the Elder (German, Kronach 1472–1553 Weimar)

Christ on the Cross between the Virgin and Saint John (first sheet of two)

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

The Twelve Ages of Man: The First Three Ages of Man (Birth-18), or Spring

The first of a set of four tapestries illustrating the life of man as divided into twelve periods of six years. Venus, in the center, stands for the springtime of life; the symbols and occupations of three mont... more

First flyleaf from BL Royal 11 E XI, first flyleaf

First flyleaf. Image taken from first flyleaf of Motets. Written in Latin.

First flyleaf verso from BL Royal 11 E XI, first flyleaf verso

First flyleaf verso. Image taken from first flyleaf verso of Motets. Written in Latin.

Dirk First Count of Holland

Lucas van Leyden (Netherlandish, Leiden ca. 1494–1533 Leiden)

“The First Knot”. Interlaced Roundel with an Oblong Panel in its Center

Embroidery pattern made up out of so-called knot work. The main pattern has a circular shape and is presented in white on a dark ground. The knotted ropes or straps form three tiers surrounding the central moti... more

The First Four Trombones, from The Apocalypse

Plate 7 from a series of 21 woodcuts with scenes from the Apocalypse for Martin Luther's translation of the New Testament. Four editions were published in Augsburg by Silvan Otmar between March 1523 and April 1... more

Thomas Wriothesley (1505–1550), First Earl of Southampton

This miniature, which is widely ascribed to Holbein, is based on a drawing by him in the Louvre, Paris. It has apparently been cut down to fit an oval frame. Wriothesley (1508–1550), who was Lord Chancellor and... more

[The story of the first men]

Print shows 6 small scenes. Each measures ca. 8.8 x 6.5 cm.

The First Fruits of the Earth Offered to Saturn

The drawing, surely from the hand of Vasari himself, is a study for an Allegory of Earth painted by his assistant Cristofano Gherardi in the Sala degli Elementi, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence. There are a number of... more