Coloured initial 'Q'(uare) at the beginning of Psalm 2. Image taken from f. 12v of Psalter and prayers ('The Eadui Psalter', 'The Arundel Psalter'). Written in Latin.
Saint Peter Martyr, a hero of the Dominican order who was murdered by heretics in 1253, was named a saint within two weeks! When the Dominicans established their liturgy three years later, the feast of Saint Pe... more
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.
The Assumption of the Virgin, celebrated on August 15, is an especially important holiday in Siena. Niccolò di ser Sozzo, one of the city's renowned illuminators of the fourteenth century, painted it numerous t... more