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Jerusalem from BL Eg 1070, f. 5

Jerusalem from BL Eg 1070, f. 5

Full-page miniature of Jerusalem and the Dome of the Rock Image taken from f. 5 of Book of Hours, Use of Paris ('The Hours of René d'Anjou'). Written in Latin, calendar and rubrics in French.

Death from BL Harley 2936, f. 84

Death from BL Harley 2936, f. 84

Detail of a miniature of Death, at the beginning of Matins in the Office of the Dead. Image taken from f. 84 of Book of Hours, Use of Rome. Written in Latin.

Tudor Rose from BL Royal 11 E XI, f. 2

Tudor Rose from BL Royal 11 E XI, f. 2

Detail of an allegorical miniature of a bush of the Tudor rose incorporating a Latin poem celebrating the House of Tudor, with a scroll reading 'Salve, radix varios producens germine ramos, / Quos inter ramus s... More

"Manuchihr Kills Salm", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

"Manuchihr Kills Salm", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020) Attributed to India, Kashmir

"Rustam Kills the Commander of the Dehz", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

"Rustam Kills the Commander of the Dehz", Folio from a Shahnama (Book ...

Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020) Attributed to India, Kashmir

Unidentified Scene from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Unidentified Scene from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020) Attributed to India, Kashmir

"Rustam Captures the Citadel of Mount Sipand", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

"Rustam Captures the Citadel of Mount Sipand", Folio from a Shahnama (...

Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020) Attributed to India, Kashmir

"Rustam Slays the White Elephant", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

"Rustam Slays the White Elephant", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of King...

Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020) Attributed to India, Kashmir

"Zal Returned to Sam", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

"Zal Returned to Sam", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020) Attributed to India, Kashmir

"Faridun in the Palace of Zahhak", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

"Faridun in the Palace of Zahhak", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of King...

Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020) Attributed to India, Kashmir

"Manuchihr Kills Tur", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

"Manuchihr Kills Tur", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020) Attributed to India, Kashmir

Unidentified Scene from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Unidentified Scene from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020) Attributed to India, Kashmir

Cuthbert at a synod from BL YT 26, f. 53v

Cuthbert at a synod from BL YT 26, f. 53v

Miniature of Cuthbert accepting the bishopric at a synod of fellow monks, from Chapter 24 of Bede's prose Life of St Cuthbert. Image taken from f. 53v of Prose Life of Cuthbert; extracts from the Historia Eccle... More

Folio from a Quran Manuscript

Folio from a Quran Manuscript

Made in probably Egypt

Folio from a Quran Manuscript
Image from BL Harley 2506, ff. 42v-43

Image from BL Harley 2506, ff. 42v-43

Image taken from ff. 42v-43 of Phaenomena (also known as the Aratea). Written in Latin.

Folio from a Quran Manuscript

Folio from a Quran Manuscript

Made in Eastern Islamic Lands

Folio from a Quran Manuscript

Folio from a Quran Manuscript

Attributed to Eastern Islamic lands

Image from BL Harley 2506, f. 42v

Image from BL Harley 2506, f. 42v

Image taken from f. 42v of Phaenomena (also known as the Aratea). Written in Latin.