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Marble head of a Greek general

Marble head of a Greek general

Copy of a Greek bronze statue

Onyx intaglio: Incantation in Greek letters

Onyx intaglio: Incantation in Greek letters

Amulet with inscriptions on both sides. Imperial

Terracotta loom weight

Terracotta loom weight

In the form of a truncated pyramid. Archaic or later

Fragment of a Frieze with Greek Cross

Fragment of a Frieze with Greek Cross

Chrstian symbols infiltrated the decorative arts. Here a Greek cross is enclosed in a stylized foliate scroll. Attributed to Egypt, Bawit

Lead figure of a winged goddess, possibly Artemis Orthia

Lead figure of a winged goddess, possibly Artemis Orthia

Small flat votive figurines of cast lead have been found in great quantities at the ancient sanctuaries of Laconia; over one hundred thousand, dating from the seventh century B.C. to the Classical period, were ... more

Headpiece from BL Arundel 547, f. 149

Headpiece from BL Arundel 547, f. 149

Decorated headpiece and initial. Image taken from f. 149 of Gospel Lectionary, imperfect. Written in Greek.

Anthropomorphic initial from BL Arundel 547, f. 30v

Anthropomorphic initial from BL Arundel 547, f. 30v

Anthropomorphic initial with a man. Image taken from f. 30v of Gospel Lectionary, imperfect. Written in Greek.

Text from BL Arundel 547, f. 164v

Text from BL Arundel 547, f. 164v

Text page. Image taken from f. 164v of Gospel Lectionary, imperfect. Written in Greek.

Text from BL Arundel 547, f. 22

Text from BL Arundel 547, f. 22

Text page. Image taken from f. 22 of Gospel Lectionary, imperfect. Written in Greek.

Headpiece from BL Arundel 547, f. 291v

Headpiece from BL Arundel 547, f. 291v

Decorated headpiece and initial, and marginal drawing. Image taken from f. 291v of Gospel Lectionary, imperfect. Written in Greek.

Siren from BL Arundel 547, f. 47v

Siren from BL Arundel 547, f. 47v

Zoomorphic initial with a siren. Image taken from f. 47v of Gospel Lectionary, imperfect. Written in Greek.

Bird from BL Arundel 547, f. 22v

Bird from BL Arundel 547, f. 22v

Decorated initial with a bird. Image taken from f. 22v of Gospel Lectionary, imperfect. Written in Greek.

Hand from BL Arundel 547, f. 64

Hand from BL Arundel 547, f. 64

Headpiece and decorated initial with a hand. Image taken from f. 64 of Gospel Lectionary, imperfect. Written in Greek.

Text from BL Arundel 547, f. 30

Text from BL Arundel 547, f. 30

Text page. Image taken from f. 30 of Gospel Lectionary, imperfect. Written in Greek.

Siren from BL Arundel 547, f. 89

Siren from BL Arundel 547, f. 89

Zoomorphic initial with a siren. Image taken from f. 89 of Gospel Lectionary, imperfect. Written in Greek.

Headpiece from BL Arundel 547, f. 95

Headpiece from BL Arundel 547, f. 95

Foliate and geometric headpiece enclosing the title, and anthropomorphic initial with legs and an arm at beginning of a reading from the Gospel of Luke. Image taken from f. 95 of Gospel Lectionary, imperfect. W... more

Headpiece from BL Arundel 547, f. 191

Headpiece from BL Arundel 547, f. 191

Headpiece with geometric pattern. Image taken from f. 191 of Gospel Lectionary, imperfect. Written in Greek.

Headpiece and initial. from BL Arundel 547, f. 2

Headpiece and initial. from BL Arundel 547, f. 2

Headpiece and initial with a hand. Image taken from f. 2 of Gospel Lectionary, imperfect. Written in Greek.

Cruciform text from BL Harley 5598, f. 248v

Cruciform text from BL Harley 5598, f. 248v

Cruciform text of the Greek Gospels. Image taken from f. 248v of Gospel lectionary with Menologion and Gospels for special services (Covel Gospel). Written in Greek.

Illuminated headpiece and initial from BL Harley 5598, f. 56

Illuminated headpiece and initial from BL Harley 5598, f. 56

Headpiece with geometric and foliate decoration and inscribed with title in display capitals, and illuminated initial. Image taken from f. 56 of Gospel lectionary with Menologion and Gospels for special service... more

Illuminated headpiece and initial from BL Harley 5598, f. 142

Illuminated headpiece and initial from BL Harley 5598, f. 142

Headpiece with geometric and foliate decoration and inscribed with title in display capitals, and illuminated initial 'T'. Image taken from f. 142 of Gospel lectionary with Menologion and Gospels for special se... more

Detail from BL Arundel 529, f. 5v

Detail from BL Arundel 529, f. 5v

Simple headpiece and intial 'T'(on) in an extract from Cyril of Scythopolis's Life of Euthymius of Palestine. Image taken from f. 5v of Theological extracts and various letters. Written in Greek.

Decorated headpiece and initial from BL Arundel 529, ff. 5v-6

Decorated headpiece and initial from BL Arundel 529, ff. 5v-6

Simple headpiece and intial 'T'(on) in an extract from Cyril of Scythopolis's Life of Euthymius of Palestine. Image taken from ff. 5v-6 of Theological extracts and various letters. Written in Greek.

Detail from BL Burn 44, f. 1

Detail from BL Burn 44, f. 1

Image taken from f. 1 of Lives of martyrs celebrated from 4 to 31 December (continues in Burney 44, volume 2). Written in Greek.

Foliate headpiece and decorated initial from BL Burn 44, Volume 1, f. 1

Foliate headpiece and decorated initial from BL Burn 44, Volume 1, f. ...

Foliate headpiece, title in red, red initial 'M'(aximiano), at the beginning of Symeon Metaphrastes's Lives of the Martyrs for December 4, with the ownership inscription 'De la Bibliotheque de la Chevaliere D'E... more

Prophet Nathan and king David from BL Harley 5535, f. 67v

Prophet Nathan and king David from BL Harley 5535, f. 67v

Miniature of the prophet Nathan before king David. Image taken from f. 67v of Psalms and Odes, imperfect at the end. Written in Greek.

Initial and headpiece from BL Harley 5535, f. 1

Initial and headpiece from BL Harley 5535, f. 1

Headpiece in colours and gold, with a large initial 'M' in colours and gold. Image taken from f. 1 of Psalms and Odes, imperfect at the end. Written in Greek.

Evangelist portrait of John from BL Burn 20, f. 226v

Evangelist portrait of John from BL Burn 20, f. 226v

Illuminated miniature of a bearded John seated before a lectern; his name inscribed above him. Image taken from f. 226v of Four Gospels (ff. 6v-288v), adapted for liturgical use, each preceded by a table of cap... more

Illuminated headpiece and initial from BL Burn 20, f. 91

Illuminated headpiece and initial from BL Burn 20, f. 91

Illuminated headpiece decorated with flowers in a vine scroll, with an illuminated title and illuminated intial 'A'(rche) at the beginning of the Gospel of Mark. Image taken from f. 91 of Four Gospels (ff. 6v-2... more

John from BL Burn 20, f. 226v

John from BL Burn 20, f. 226v

Illuminated miniature of a bearded John seated before a lectern; his name inscribed above him. Image taken from f. 226v of Four Gospels (ff. 6v-288v), adapted for liturgical use, each preceded by a table of cap... more

Headpiece from BL Burn 20, f. 91

Headpiece from BL Burn 20, f. 91

Illuminated headpiece decorated with flowers in a vine scroll, with an illuminated title and illuminated intial 'A'(rche) at the beginning of the Gospel of Mark. Image taken from f. 91 of Four Gospels (ff. 6v-2... more

Detail from BL Burn 22, f. 1

Detail from BL Burn 22, f. 1

Image taken from f. 1 of Gospel Lectionary for the liturgical year starting from the lesson for Easter Sunday. Written in Greek.

Headpiece from BL Burn 22, f. 1

Headpiece from BL Burn 22, f. 1

Illuminated headpiece decorated with a foliate pattern on a gold ground, (the right hand portion replaced with a similar pattern in red) and illuminated initial 'E'(n) at the beginning of the Gospel of John, wi... more

Burning of the Greek camp from BL Royal 20 D I, f. 168

Burning of the Greek camp from BL Royal 20 D I, f. 168

Bas-de-page miniature of the burning of the Greek camp and of the manning of the fleet. Image taken from f. 168 of Histoire ancienne jusqu'à César, part 3 of the second redaction. Written in French.

Burning of the Greek camp from BL Royal 20 D I, f. 168

Burning of the Greek camp from BL Royal 20 D I, f. 168

Detail of a bas-de-page miniature of the burning of the Greek camp and of the manning of the fleet. Image taken from f. 168 of Histoire ancienne jusqu'à César, part 3 of the second redaction. Written in French.

Greek ships from BL Royal 20 D I, f. 58

Greek ships from BL Royal 20 D I, f. 58

Bas-de-page miniature of Greek ships at Athens. Image taken from f. 58 of Histoire ancienne jusqu'à César, part 3 of the second redaction. Written in French.

Adoration of the Magi from BL Burn 18, upper board

Adoration of the Magi from BL Burn 18, upper board

Plaquette of the Adoration of the Magi. Image taken from upper board of Four Gospels and Hebrews 12:17-13:25, imperfect (see notes), adapted for liturgical use. Written in Greek.

Detail from BL Burn 18, f. 101

Detail from BL Burn 18, f. 101

Headpiece with foliate decoration on gold ground and illuminated initial 'E'(peideper) at the beginning of the Gospel of Luke. Image taken from f. 101 of Four Gospels and Hebrews 12:17-13:25, imperfect (see not... more

Illuminated headpiece from BL Burn 18, f. 63

Illuminated headpiece from BL Burn 18, f. 63

Illuminated headpiece with foliate decoration and initial at the beginning of Mark. Image taken from f. 63 of Four Gospels and Hebrews 12:17-13:25, imperfect (see notes), adapted for liturgical use. Written in Greek.

Illuminated headpiece from BL Burn 18, f. 101

Illuminated headpiece from BL Burn 18, f. 101

Headpiece with foliate decoration on gold ground and gold initial 'E'(peideper) at the beginning of the Gospel of Luke. Image taken from f. 101 of Four Gospels and Hebrews 12:17-13:25, imperfect (see notes), ad... more

Illuminated headpiece from BL Burn 18, f. 163

Illuminated headpiece from BL Burn 18, f. 163

Illuminated headpiece with foliate decoration and initial at the beginning of John. Image taken from f. 163 of Four Gospels and Hebrews 12:17-13:25, imperfect (see notes), adapted for liturgical use. Written in Greek.

Adoration of the Shepherds from BL Burn 18, upper cover

Adoration of the Shepherds from BL Burn 18, upper cover

Plaquette of the Adoration of the Shepherds. Image taken from upper cover of Four Gospels and Hebrews 12:17-13:25, imperfect (see notes), adapted for liturgical use. Written in Greek.

Detail from BL King's 16, f. 2

Detail from BL King's 16, f. 2

Image taken from f. 2 of Iliad, each book except book I preceded by one or two monostich summaries; prose hypothesis at the start of book II (f. 13); scholia relating to book I 331-341 (ff. 7v-8). Written in Greek.

Illuminated  initial from BL King's 16, f. 2

Illuminated initial from BL King's 16, f. 2

Illuminated initial 'Mu' at the beginning of Homer's Iliad, with green vine-stems on a red and blue ground. Image taken from f. 2 of Iliad, each book except book I preceded by one or two monostich summaries; pr... more

Greek women from BL Royal 18 D II, f. 160

Greek women from BL Royal 18 D II, f. 160

Detail of a miniature of Greek women journeying to Thebes. Image taken from f. 160 of Troy Book, Siege of Thebes, Testament and The reignes of the kyngis of England; A Treatise between Information and Truth; On... more

Greek tents overthrown from BL Royal 18 D II, f. 82v

Greek tents overthrown from BL Royal 18 D II, f. 82v

Detail of a miniature of Greek tents being overthrown by a storm. Image taken from f. 82v of Troy Book.

Full white vine border from BL Harley 5600, f. 16

Full white vine border from BL Harley 5600, f. 16

Full white vine border in colours and gold, inhabited by birds and putti, with a title piece flanked by putti, a large white vine initial 'M' and, in the lower margin, a medallion designed for arms. Image taken... more

Homer with muses from BL Harley 5600, f. 15v

Homer with muses from BL Harley 5600, f. 15v

Full-page frontispiece of Homer seated in a landscape, encircled by a laurel wreath with eight medallions of the muses and, in the four corners, subsidiary medallions of four bearded figures holding books. Imag... more

Decorated headpiece and initial from BL Harley 5737, f. 16v

Decorated headpiece and initial from BL Harley 5737, f. 16v

Text page with decorated line and initial 'A', rubric, marginal Psalm number and running title. Image taken from f. 16v of Psalter, imperfect, including Odes (ff. 153-169). Written in Greek.

Decorated initials and line from BL Harley 5658, f. 55v

Decorated initials and line from BL Harley 5658, f. 55v

Decorated initials 'O[mega]' and line separating the books; title in display capitals. Image taken from f. 55v of Odyssey. Written in Greek.

Detail from BL Arundel 522, f. 1

Detail from BL Arundel 522, f. 1

Headpiece with a woven pattern and decorated initials 'H' and 'M' at the beginning of Hesiod's Works and Days. Image taken from f. 1 of Works and Days, with interlinear and marginal Triclinian scholia, and The... more

Decorated headpiece and initials from BL Arundel 522, f. 1

Decorated headpiece and initials from BL Arundel 522, f. 1

Headpiece with a woven pattern and decorated initials 'H' and 'M' at the beginning of Hesiod's Works and Days, and the ink stamp of the Royal Society, London in the right margin. Image taken from f. 1 of Works ... more

Detail from BL Arundel 522, f. 35

Detail from BL Arundel 522, f. 35

Foliate headpiece and decorated initial 'M' at the beginning of Hesiod's Theogony. Image taken from f. 35 of Works and Days, with interlinear and marginal Triclinian scholia, and Theogony. Written in Greek.

Decorated headpiece and initial from BL Arundel 522, f. 35

Decorated headpiece and initial from BL Arundel 522, f. 35

Foliate headpiece and decorated initial 'M' at the beginning of Hesiod's Theogony. Image taken from f. 35 of Works and Days, with interlinear and marginal Triclinian scholia, and Theogony. Written in Greek.

Text from BL Arundel 522, f. 55

Text from BL Arundel 522, f. 55

Text page. Image taken from f. 55 of Works and Days, with interlinear and marginal Triclinian scholia, and Theogony. Written in Greek.

St. Jerome interrupting his work of translating the Hebrew and Greek texts of the Bible to remove a thorn from a lion's paw

St. Jerome interrupting his work of translating the Hebrew and Greek t...

Woodcut by Durer. Illus. in: St. Jerome's Letters (Rare Book Division - Thatcher Collection). Ref. copy may be in LOT 4966. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

[Pietro da Montagnana, a Paduan medical teacher surrounded by Greek and Arabic medical books, and three patients waiting to have their urine examined]

[Pietro da Montagnana, a Paduan medical teacher surrounded by Greek an...

Illus. in: Fasciculus medicinae / Johannes de Ketham. Venice : J. and G. de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, 1495. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 130.

[Crowned Greek astronomer Ptolemy and his Renaissance translator Regiomontanus, seated beneath an armillary sphere and surrounded by decorated border]

[Crowned Greek astronomer Ptolemy and his Renaissance translator Regio...

Frontspiece in: Epytoma in Almagestum / Regiomontus. Venice : J. Hammam, 1496. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 29.

Strip
Fragment
Square
Insertion
Band
Edging
Panel
[Title page with five men seated at desks writing, possibly includes the author, Strabo, a Greek geographer]

[Title page with five men seated at desks writing, possibly includes t...

Illustrated title page in: De situ orbis / Strabo. [Venetiis : Impressum per B. de Zanis de Portesio, 1502]. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 19... more

Roman or Greek Warriors Celebrating after a Victory.

Roman or Greek Warriors Celebrating after a Victory.

Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola) (Italian, Parma 1503–1540 Casalmaggiore)

Decorated headpiece and initial from BL Harley 5736, f. 94

Decorated headpiece and initial from BL Harley 5736, f. 94

Headpiece with interlace decoration and initial with foliate decoration. Image taken from f. 94 of Four Gospels. Written in Greek.

[Page in Opera, quae Quidem extant, omnia; with mathematical diagram keyed to Greek text]

[Page in Opera, quae Quidem extant, omnia; with mathematical diagram k...

Illus. and text in: Opera, quae quidem extant / Archimedes. Basileae : I. Heruagius, 1544. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 256.

Diagram from BL Burn 69, f. 28

Diagram from BL Burn 69, f. 28

Detail of marginal diagram. Image taken from f. 28 of De chirobalistra (ff. 16v-19), Belopoeea (ff. 19-32v), Extracts (ff. 33v-52). Written in Greek.

Diagram from BL Burn 69, f. 24

Diagram from BL Burn 69, f. 24

Diagram Image taken from f. 24 of De chirobalistra (ff. 16v-19), Belopoeea (ff. 19-32v), Extracts (ff. 33v-52). Written in Greek.

Detail from BL Burn 69, f. 12v

Detail from BL Burn 69, f. 12v

Image taken from f. 12v of De machinis (ff. 1-9), De constructione bellicarum machinarum (ff. 9v-16). Written in Greek.

Siege engine from BL Burn 69, f. 12v

Siege engine from BL Burn 69, f. 12v

Drawing of a siege engine as described by Biton in De constructione bellicarum machinarum. Image taken from f. 12v of De machinis (ff. 1-9), De constructione bellicarum machinarum (ff. 9v-16). Written in Greek.

Hippokrates

Hippokrates

1550 / 1800

Aristoteles

Aristoteles

Stecher: Monogrammist W. S. (1551)

Decorated headpiece from BL Harley 5631, f. 4*

Decorated headpiece from BL Harley 5631, f. 4*

Haedpiece with elaborate geometric decoration. Image taken from f. 4* of Chronicle of Constantinople (ff. 4*, 1-305), followed by 'De structura templi S. Sophiae' (ff. 306-329). Written in Greek.

Zoomorphic initial from BL Burn 54, f. 80

Zoomorphic initial from BL Burn 54, f. 80

Detail of a zoomorphic initial 'O' in the form of a hybrid with a single bird head, and two bodies with human faces, at the opening of the liturgy of Basil of Caesarea. Image taken from f. 80 of Liturgy of Basi... more

Illuminated headpiece and initial from BL Burn 54, f. 54

Illuminated headpiece and initial from BL Burn 54, f. 54

Illuminated foliate headpiece, with birds and flowers around it, and illuminated initial with two hares issuing from the mouths of confronted monsters above at the opening of the liturgy of John Chrysostom. Ima... more

Illuminated headpiece from BL Burn 54, f. 80

Illuminated headpiece from BL Burn 54, f. 80

Detail of an illuminated headpiece with birds and flowers. Image taken from f. 80 of Liturgy of Basil of Caesarea, with marginal annotations. Written in Greek.

Illuminated headpiece from BL Burn 54, f. 54

Illuminated headpiece from BL Burn 54, f. 54

Detail of an illuminated foliate headpiece, with birds and flowers around it. Image taken from f. 54 of Liturgy of John Chrysostom, with marginal annotations, and three troparia to him. Written in Greek.

Illuminated headpiece and zoomorphic initial from BL Burn 54, f. 80

Illuminated headpiece and zoomorphic initial from BL Burn 54, f. 80

Illuminated foliate headpiece decorated with birds and plants and zoomorphic initial 'O' in the form of a hybrid with a single bird head, and two bodies with human faces, at the opening of the liturgy of Basil ... more

Decorated opening page from BL Stowe 30, f. 1

Decorated opening page from BL Stowe 30, f. 1

Decorated opening page ornamented with the royal arms in the middle and the date 1578, surrounded by the inscription 'Deus tueatur Reginam Elizabeth', at the beginning of the prayers. Image taken from f. 1 of P... more

Decorated initial and headpiece from BL Stowe 30, f. 50v

Decorated initial and headpiece from BL Stowe 30, f. 50v

Decorated headpiece, illuminated title, and large decorated initial 'O' (que), at the beginning of a prayer in French. Image taken from f. 50v of Prayers. Written in Greek, Latin, English, French, Italian, Span... more