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Christ Bearing the Cross, bronze
Roman Basalt statue of Aphrodite
Roman Marble statue of Aphrodite

Roman Marble statue of Aphrodite

Copy of a Greek statue of the 3rd or 2nd century B.C.

Marble statue of Aphrodite statue
Marble head of Athena: The so-called Athena Medici

Marble head of Athena: The so-called Athena Medici

Copy of a Greek statue of the 3rd or 2nd century B.C.

Marble head of Athena: The so-called Athena Medici
Bust of the Emperor Vespasian (Titus Flavius Vespasianus, 9–79)
f. 135, displayed as an open bifolium with f. 134v: sketches and diagrams from BL Arundel 263

f. 135, displayed as an open bifolium with f. 134v: sketches and diagr...

Notes and schematic sketches on mechanics (pulleys); notes and sketches on water, with reference to Lorenzo de Medici. Image taken from f. 135 of Notebook ('The Codex Arundel'). Written in Italian.

Medici devices from BL Harley 5761, ff. 10v-11

Medici devices from BL Harley 5761, ff. 10v-11

Frontispiece with the title in epigraphic capitals within the Medici device of a diamond ring (f. 10v). On the facing page, a full border with flowers, birds, putti, portrait medallions, and the Medici ring dev... More

Raising of Lazarus from BL YT 30, f. 82v

Raising of Lazarus from BL YT 30, f. 82v

Detail of a miniature of the Raising of Lazarus, at the beginning of the Office of the Dead. Image taken from f. 82v of Book of Hours ('The Hours of Laudomia de' Medici'). Written in Latin.

Raising of Lazarus from BL YT 30, f. 82v

Raising of Lazarus from BL YT 30, f. 82v

Miniature of the Raising of Lazarus, and full all'antica border with putti, gems, and biblical figures, at the beginning of the Office of the Dead. Image taken from f. 82v of Book of Hours ('The Hours of Laudom... More

Historiated border from BL Add 21412, ff. 81-94*, ff. 81a-f

Historiated border from BL Add 21412, ff. 81-94*, ff. 81a-f

A dismembered montage of a historiated border, with the text removed, of gold cartouche frames with four scenes in gold monochrome, two inscibed 'Protecta Vestae sussitatis mortuis' (centre left) and 'Johannes ... More

Resurrection, Ascension, Evangelists and Doctors of the Church from BL Add 21412, ff. 81-94*, ff. 83a-j

Resurrection, Ascension, Evangelists and Doctors of the Church from BL...

A montage (now dismembered) of four sections of historiated border of cartouches, scrolls, trompe l’oeil pearls, cherubs, arabesques, and figures in monochrome of John, the Resurrection, Mark and two medallions... More

Flight into Egypt from BL YT 30, f. 45

Flight into Egypt from BL YT 30, f. 45

Miniature of the Flight into Egypt, at the beginning of Vespers in the Hours of the Virgin. Image taken from f. 45 of Book of Hours ('The Hours of Laudomia de' Medici'). Written in Latin.

Three-sided white vine border from BL Harley 2676, f. 19

Three-sided white vine border from BL Harley 2676, f. 19

Three-sided white vine border in colours and gold, inhabited by birds, with the Medici coat of arms in the lower margin, supported by putti, and a white vine initial 'L'(ibros). Image taken from f. 19 of Histor... More

Semper from BL Add 21412, ff. 20-44, f. 33

Semper from BL Add 21412, ff. 20-44, f. 33

A section of foliate border of the Medici device of a diamond ring with three feathers and motto 'Semper', measuring 425 x 50 mm (at right of image). Image taken from f. 33 of Cuttings from Missals of Pope Leo ... More

Pius IV from BL Add 21412, ff. 81-94*, ff. 92a-d, 93a-g, 94a-d, 94*a-c

Pius IV from BL Add 21412, ff. 81-94*, ff. 92a-d, 93a-g, 94a-d, 94*a-c

4 montages (now dismembered) of a section of a border with scroll-work, two trompe l’oeil cameos, ladybirds and a plaque inscribed 'Leprosi / mundantur / svedi aud / ient' and ladybirds (f. 92b; 265 x 30 mm), 2... More

Border from BL YT 30, f. 20v

Border from BL YT 30, f. 20v

Lower part of the full all'antica border with putti, gems, and biblical figures, at the beginning of Lauds in the Hours of the Virgin. Image taken from f. 20v of Book of Hours ('The Hours of Laudomia de' Medici... More

Border from BL YT 30, f. 21

Border from BL YT 30, f. 21

Detail of the upper part of the full all'antica border with putti, gems, emblems, and biblical figures, facing the miniature at the beginning of Lauds in the Hours of the Virgin. Image taken from f. 21 of Book ... More

Suave from BL Add 21412, ff. 20-44, f. 44

Suave from BL Add 21412, ff. 20-44, f. 44

A section of foliate border of the Medici device of a yoke with a scroll inscribed 'Suave', and a winged putto, measuring 410 x 50 mm (at right of image). Image taken from f. 44 of Cuttings from Missals of Pope... More

Border from BL YT 30, f. 37

Border from BL YT 30, f. 37

Detail of a section of the full all'antica border with putti, gems, emblems, and biblical figures, at the beginning of None in the Hours of the Virgin. Image taken from f. 37 of Book of Hours ('The Hours of Lau... More

Historiated border and Adoration of the Shepherds from BL Add 21412, ff. 81-94*, ff. 81a-f, 82a-e

Historiated border and Adoration of the Shepherds from BL Add 21412, f...

A montage (now dismembered) of a historiated border, with the text removed, of gold cartouche frames with four scenes in gold monochrome, two inscibed 'Protecta Vestae sussitatis mortuis' (centre left) and 'Joh... More

Hours of the Virgin from BL YT 30, f. 21

Hours of the Virgin from BL YT 30, f. 21

Full all'antica border with putti, gems, emblems, and biblical figures, facing the miniature at the beginning of Lauds in the Hours of the Virgin. Image taken from f. 21 of Book of Hours ('The Hours of Laudomia... More

Image from BL YT 30, f. 17v

Image from BL YT 30, f. 17v

Image taken from f. 17v of Book of Hours ('The Hours of Laudomia de' Medici'). Written in Latin.

David from BL YT 30, ff. 66v-67

David from BL YT 30, ff. 66v-67

Miniature of David enthroned, at the beginning of the Penitential Psalms. Image taken from ff. 66v-67 of Book of Hours ('The Hours of Laudomia de' Medici'). Written in Latin.

Border from BL YT 30, f. 30v

Border from BL YT 30, f. 30v

Detail of the lower section of the full all'antica border with putti holding the image of Noah, at the end of Lauds in the Hours of the Virgin. Image taken from f. 30v of Book of Hours ('The Hours of Laudomia d... More

L. X. P. M. from BL Add 21412, ff. 20-44, f. 22

L. X. P. M. from BL Add 21412, ff. 20-44, f. 22

A section of foliate border of the Medici device of a diamond ring with three feathers, the motto 'Semper' and the initials 'L. X. P. M.', and below zoomorphic foliage, measuring 430 x 50 mm (at right of image)... More

Border from BL YT 30, f. 20v

Border from BL YT 30, f. 20v

Detail of a section of the full all'antica border with putti, gems, and biblical figures, at the beginning of Lauds in the Hours of the Virgin. Image taken from f. 20v of Book of Hours ('The Hours of Laudomia d... More

Image from BL YT 30, f. 118

Image from BL YT 30, f. 118

Image taken from f. 118 of Book of Hours ('The Hours of Laudomia de' Medici'). Written in Latin.

Arms of Clement VII from BL Add 21412, ff. 66a-c, 67-68, 69a-c, 70-71, ff. 66a-c

Arms of Clement VII from BL Add 21412, ff. 66a-c, 67-68, 69a-c, 70-71,...

A dismembered montage of a section of border with the arms of Clement VII (f. 66b; 75 x 135) and two panels inscribed in capitals 'Clemens VII / Pont. Opt. Max. / Julius De Medicis / Florentius / Leonis X / Fra... More

March from BL YT 30, f. 3

March from BL YT 30, f. 3

Calendar page for March, with a medallion of the zodiacal sign for Aries, and a roundel with a miniature of a man pruning vines. Image taken from f. 3 of Book of Hours ('The Hours of Laudomia de' Medici'). Writ... More

Semper from BL Add 21412, ff. 20-44, f. 36

Semper from BL Add 21412, ff. 20-44, f. 36

A section of foliate border of the Medici device of a diamond ring with three feathers and motto 'Semper', and below a lion's head sprouting from the foliage, measuring 440 x 40 mm (at right of image). Image ta... More

Medici arms from BL Lansdowne 842, f. 2

Medici arms from BL Lansdowne 842, f. 2

Detail of Medici arms. Image taken from f. 2 of Opera omnia. Written in Latin.

Border from BL YT 30, f. 21

Border from BL YT 30, f. 21

Detail of the lower part of the full all'antica border with putti, gems, emblems, and biblical figures, facing the miniature at the beginning of Lauds in the Hours of the Virgin. Image taken from f. 21 of Book ... More

Clement VII from BL Add 21412, ff. 72-79, f. 73

Clement VII from BL Add 21412, ff. 72-79, f. 73

A foliate border of grotesques, flowers, the arms of Clement VII, roundels containing the Medici devices of an eagle perched on a diamond ring with three feathers and motto 'Semper', and the motto 'Candor Illes... More

Circumcision from BL YT 30, f. 37

Circumcision from BL YT 30, f. 37

Miniature of the Circumcision, decorated initial 'D'(eus), and full all'antica border with putti, gems, emblems, and biblical figures, at the beginning of None in the Hours of the Virgin. Image taken from f. 37... More

Virgin and Child from BL YT 30, f. 30v

Virgin and Child from BL YT 30, f. 30v

Miniature of a man and woman, Francesco Salviati and Laudomia de' Medici, adoring the Virgin and Child, and full all'antica border with putti, gems, and biblical figures, at the end of Lauds in the Hours of the... More

February from BL YT 30, f. 2

February from BL YT 30, f. 2

Detail of a roundel with a miniature of a man loading hay into a wagon, from the calendar page for the month of February Image taken from f. 2 of Book of Hours ('The Hours of Laudomia de' Medici'). Written in Latin.

Circumcision from BL YT 30, f. 37

Circumcision from BL YT 30, f. 37

Detail of a miniature of the Circumcision, at the beginning of None in the Hours of the Virgin. Image taken from f. 37 of Book of Hours ('The Hours of Laudomia de' Medici'). Written in Latin.

November from BL YT 30, f. 11

November from BL YT 30, f. 11

Detail of a roundel of a hunter holding dead fowl, from a calendar page for November. Image taken from f. 11 of Book of Hours ('The Hours of Laudomia de' Medici'). Written in Latin.

Suave from BL Add 21412, ff. 20-44, f. 41

Suave from BL Add 21412, ff. 20-44, f. 41

A section of foliate border of the Medici device of a yoke with a scroll inscribed 'Suave' above the initials 'L.X.P.M', and the letter 'N', measuring 455 x 50 mm (at centre of image). Image taken from f. 41 of... More

Saint Lawrence Enthroned with Saints and Donors
August from BL YT 30, f. 8

August from BL YT 30, f. 8

Calendar page for August, with a medallion of the zodiacal sign for Virgo, and a roundel with a miniature of men harvesting grapes and making wine. Image taken from f. 8 of Book of Hours ('The Hours of Laudomia... More

Wine from BL YT 30, f. 8

Wine from BL YT 30, f. 8

Detail of a roundel with a miniature of men harvesting grapes and making wine, from the calendar page for August. Image taken from f. 8 of Book of Hours ('The Hours of Laudomia de' Medici'). Written in Latin.

Border from BL YT 30, f. 82v

Border from BL YT 30, f. 82v

Detail of the upper section of the full all'antica border with putti, gems, and biblical figures, at the beginning of the Office of the Dead. Image taken from f. 82v of Book of Hours ('The Hours of Laudomia de'... More

Border from BL YT 30, f. 20v

Border from BL YT 30, f. 20v

Detail of the lower section of the full all'antica border with putti, gems, and biblical figures, at the beginning of Lauds in the Hours of the Virgin. Image taken from f. 20v of Book of Hours ('The Hours of La... More

Border from BL YT 30, f. 30v

Border from BL YT 30, f. 30v

Detail of the upper section of the full all'antica border with putti, gems, and biblical figures, at the end of Lauds in the Hours of the Virgin. Image taken from f. 30v of Book of Hours ('The Hours of Laudomia... More

Man by a fire from BL YT 30, f. 1

Man by a fire from BL YT 30, f. 1

Detail of a roundel of a man warming himself before a fire, at the beginning of the calendar page for January. Image taken from f. 1 of Book of Hours ('The Hours of Laudomia de' Medici'). Written in Latin.

Clement VII from BL Add 21412, ff. 72-79, f. 77

Clement VII from BL Add 21412, ff. 72-79, f. 77

A foliate border in monochrome of trompe l'oeil gems and cameos, two Medici devices of an eagle perched on a diamond ring with three feathers and motto 'Semper', and the motto 'Candor Illesus' inscribed on a ba... More

Border from BL YT 30, f. 20v

Border from BL YT 30, f. 20v

Detail of the upper section of the full all'antica border with putti, gems, and biblical figures, at the beginning of Lauds in the Hours of the Virgin. Image taken from f. 20v of Book of Hours ('The Hours of La... More

Assumption of the Virgin from BL Add 35254L-M, f. L

Assumption of the Virgin from BL Add 35254L-M, f. L

Montage composed of a miniature of the Assumption of the Virgin above the inscription 'Assumpta Est Maria' (centre); a three-sided historiated border of the arms of Clement VII, the Medici devices of a diamond ... More

Leo X from BL Add 21412, ff. 66a-c, 67-68, 69a-c, 70-71, f. 68

Leo X from BL Add 21412, ff. 66a-c, 67-68, 69a-c, 70-71, f. 68

A border of grotesques, the Medici devices of a yoke with motto 'Suave', a diamond ring with three feathers and motto 'Semper', two plaques inscribed 'Leo X' and two diamonds, measuring 280 x 30 mm (at right of... More

Border from BL YT 30, f. 30v

Border from BL YT 30, f. 30v

Detail of a section of the full all'antica border with putti, gems, and biblical figures, at the end of Lauds in the Hours of the Virgin. Image taken from f. 30v of Book of Hours ('The Hours of Laudomia de' Med... More

Semper from BL Add 21412, ff. 20-44, f. 25

Semper from BL Add 21412, ff. 20-44, f. 25

A section of foliate border of the Medici device of a diamond ring with three feathers and the motto 'Semper', measuring 415 x 40 mm (at right of image). Image taken from f. 25 of Cuttings from Missals of Pope ... More

Virgin and Child from BL YT 30, f. 30v

Virgin and Child from BL YT 30, f. 30v

Detail of a miniature of a man and woman, Francesco Salviati and Laudomia de' Medici, adoring the Virgin and Child, at the end of Lauds in the Hours of the Virgin. Image taken from f. 30v of Book of Hours ('The... More

Portrait of a Man in Armor with Two Pages
Semper from BL Add 21412, ff. 20-44, f. 38

Semper from BL Add 21412, ff. 20-44, f. 38

A section of foliate border of the Medici device of a diamond ring with three feathers, the motto 'Semper', measuring 425 x 40 mm (at centre of image). Image taken from f. 38 of Cuttings from Missals of Pope Le... More

David from BL YT 30, f. 67

David from BL YT 30, f. 67

Miniature of David enthroned, at the beginning of the Penitential Psalms. Image taken from f. 67 of Book of Hours ('The Hours of Laudomia de' Medici'). Written in Latin.

Martyrdom of Blaise from BL Add 35254L-M, f. M

Martyrdom of Blaise from BL Add 35254L-M, f. M

Montage composed of a miniature of the Martyrdom of Blaise surmounted by two Medici devices of a yoke with motto 'Suave' (centre); a three-sided historiated border of the arms of Clement VII, the Medici devices... More

The Holy Family with the Young Saint John the Baptist
Visitation from BL YT 30, f. 20v

Visitation from BL YT 30, f. 20v

Miniature of the Visitiation shown as taking place in Florence, in front of the church of San Giovannino, with the Medici Palace on the right and a view up the Via Gori in the background, and full all'antica bo... More

The Crucifixion, tempera
January from BL YT 30, f. 1

January from BL YT 30, f. 1

Calendar page for January, with a medallion of the zodiacal sign for Aquarius, and a roundel with a miniature of a man warming himself before a fire. Image taken from f. 1 of Book of Hours ('The Hours of Laudom... More

Men making barrels from BL YT 30, f. 9

Men making barrels from BL YT 30, f. 9

Detail of a roundel of men making barrels, on the page for August in the Calendar. Image taken from f. 9 of Book of Hours ('The Hours of Laudomia de' Medici'). Written in Latin.

Clement VII from BL Add 21412, ff. 72-79, f. 75

Clement VII from BL Add 21412, ff. 72-79, f. 75

A foliate border with scrolled ends of trompe l'oeil gems and flowers, the arms of Clement VII, roundels containing the Medici devices of an eagle perched on a diamond ring with three feathers and motto 'Semper... More

Visitation from BL YT 30, f. 20v

Visitation from BL YT 30, f. 20v

Detail of a miniature of the Visitiation shown as taking place in Florence, in front of the church of San Giovannino, with the Medici Palace on the right and a view up the Via Gori in the background, at the beg... More

Border from BL YT 30, f. 37

Border from BL YT 30, f. 37

Detail of the lower part of the full all'antica border with putti, gems, emblems, and biblical figures, at the beginning of None in the Hours of the Virgin. Image taken from f. 37 of Book of Hours ('The Hours o... More

Apostles Philip and James Major from BL Add 21412, ff. 81-94*, ff. 84a-c, 85a-c

Apostles Philip and James Major from BL Add 21412, ff. 81-94*, ff. 84a...

Two montages (now dismembered) of a section of historiated border of a full-length figure of the apostle Philip with a Tau cross in gold monochrome and cartouches inscribed in capitals 'Videte manus / meas et p... More

Aquarius from BL YT 30, f. 1

Aquarius from BL YT 30, f. 1

Detail of a medallion containing the zodiacal sign for Aquarius, at the beginning of the calendar page for January. Image taken from f. 1 of Book of Hours ('The Hours of Laudomia de' Medici'). Written in Latin.

Massacre of the Innocents from BL YT 30, f. 40

Massacre of the Innocents from BL YT 30, f. 40

Miniature of the Massacre of the Innocents, a decorated initial 'D'(eus), and full all'antica border with putti, gems, emblems, and biblical figures. Image taken from f. 40 of Book of Hours ('The Hours of Laudo... More

Puzzle initial from BL Sloane 3096, ff. 256v-257

Puzzle initial from BL Sloane 3096, ff. 256v-257

Puzzle initial 'S'(ic), at the beginning of Book 3 in Bernardus de Gordon's Tractatus medici. Image taken from ff. 256v-257 of Tractatus medici. Written in Latin.

Putti from BL YT 30, f. 82v

Putti from BL YT 30, f. 82v

Detail of the lower part of the full all'antica border with putti, and biblical figures, at the beginning of the Office of the Dead. Image taken from f. 82v of Book of Hours ('The Hours of Laudomia de' Medici')... More

Last Judgment in an Initial C
Border and Elevation of the Host from BL Add 35254I

Border and Elevation of the Host from BL Add 35254I

Historiated full-page border with the text excised, of the arms (flanked by two hybrid creatures) of Cardinal Giulio de' Medici, the Medici device of a diamond ring with three feathers and motto 'Semper', a hal... More

Suave from BL Add 21412, ff. 66a-c, 67-68, 69a-c, 70-71, f. 71

Suave from BL Add 21412, ff. 66a-c, 67-68, 69a-c, 70-71, f. 71

A section of border of grotesques, two plain trompe l'oeil scrolls, and the Medici device of a yoke with motto 'Suave' with the letter 'N', measuring 310 x 30 mm (at right of image). Image taken from f. 71 of C... More

Petrarch from BL Harley 5761, f. 11

Petrarch from BL Harley 5761, f. 11

Full border with flowers, birds, portrait medallions, and the Medici ring device; the ring also occurs in the upper margin framing the Medici arms with an historiated initial 'N'(el) with a prostrate figure (Pe... More

Cesare Dandini - Charity
Diomedes and the Palladium, bronze
Young man, 14th century

Young man, 14th century

Formerly said to represent a member of the Medici family.

Apollo and Marsyas, bronze, Europe
Polychrome velvet with a variation on a Medici emblem
Portret van Maria de Medicis (1573-1642), koningin van Frankrijk, in het album van de Nederlandse Natie te Angers
Last Judgment in an Initial C
Gold-Covered Donatello - Sprite, bronze, Europe
Gold-Covered Donatello - Sprite, Florence, Italy, 15th century
Fra Angelico - The Crucifixion, tempera
Saint Lawrence Enthroned with Saints and Donors
The Triumph of Fame; (reverse) Impresa of the Medici Family and Arms of the Medici and Tornabuoni Families
The Resurrection of the Dead and the Last Judgment (reverse); Portrait Medal of Filippo de' Medici, Archbishop of Pisa (obverse)
Cosimo de' Medici the Elder (1389–1464)
Cosimo de' Medici the Elder (1389–1464)
Filippo de' Medici, Archbishop of Pisa, 1462–1474
Fountain with Arms of Jacopo de' Pazzi
David with the Head of Goliath
Antonio Rossellino - Saint Jerome in the Wilderness
Tommaso di Folco Portinari (1428–1501); Maria Portinari (Maria Maddalena Baroncelli, born 1456)
David with the Head of Goliath
De Re Militari (On the Military Arts)
De Re Militari (On the Military Arts)
Hip-joint armchair (sillón de cadera or jamuga)
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