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Decorated letter from BL Harley 7586A, f. 2

Decorated letter from BL Harley 7586A, f. 2

Detail of the Hebrew letter ~shin~ decorated with foliate motifs, which served as a book plate of the patron Shabbetai ben Mattatya of Rome (see Narkiss, 1984). Image taken from f. 2 of Guide of the Perplexed (... more

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.

[Da Mulla Palace, Venice, Italy]

[Da Mulla Palace, Venice, Italy]

Title from the Detroit Publishing Co., Catalogue J foreign section, Detroit, Mich. : Detroit Publishing Company, 1905. Print no. "6997". More information about the Photochrom Print Collection is available at ht... more

Bell

Bell

Pompeii, Italy

Sistrum
Bell

Bell

Italy

Seshesh

Seshesh

Italian? Roman?

Bell

Bell

Rome or Cologne

Spoon

Spoon

Without decoration. Archaic

Pope Eleutherius from BL Eg 3028, f. 4

Pope Eleutherius from BL Eg 3028, f. 4

Drawing of Lucius's messenger received by Pope Eleutherius. Image taken from f. 4 of Roman de Brut, a verse epitome (begins imperfectly) with continuation to Edward III; Destruction de Rome; Fierabras. Written in French.

Earring
Earring
Earring
Earring

Earring

Fashionable in Italy for at least a century before the arrival of the Langobards, earrings of the "basket" variety quickly became part of Langobardic women's dress. Made in Italy

Earring
Earring
Vase Fragment

Vase Fragment

Upper part of female figure in relief, hands raised. Archaic

Earring
Earring
Finger ring

Finger ring

Made in Italy

Earring
Bow Brooch

Bow Brooch

Made in Italy

Bow Brooch

Bow Brooch

Made in Italy

Finger ring with ancient intaglio

Finger ring with ancient intaglio

Two warriors supporting a wounded comrade Migration

Earring

Earring

Made in Italy

Bow Brooch
Bronze bow-type fibula (safety pin)

Bronze bow-type fibula (safety pin)

The bow is hollow. On its upper surface is a punched circle. The head is formed by a spiral of two turns. Archaic

Diagram of the sun from BL Harley 3735, f. 18

Diagram of the sun from BL Harley 3735, f. 18

Detail of diagrams with the movements of the sun around the earth, illustrating Johannes de Sacro Bosco's Tractatus de sphaera. The cities of Rome and Paris are depicted in the diagram on the right. Image taken... more

The Sphere of the Sun from BL YT 36, f. 147

The Sphere of the Sun from BL YT 36, f. 147

Miniature of Dante and Beatrice in the sphere of the sun being greeted by Aquinas and Albertus Magnus, while ten other great intellectural authorities (the Doctors of the Church) are seated below, including Bed... more

Pilasters
Wedge-shaped Capital

Wedge-shaped Capital

Made in Apulia, Italy

Bowl
Censer
Wellhead
Box

Box

Attributed to Italy, Sicily

Pen Box
Eagle Relief

Eagle Relief

Made in South Italian

Upper cover from BL Eg 1139, Upper cover

Upper cover from BL Eg 1139, Upper cover

Upper cover of the ivory binding, scenes from the life of David. Image taken from Upper cover of Book of Hours, Use of Rome ('The Hours of Dionora of Urbino') (Eleonora Gonzaga della Rovere). Written in Latin.

David from BL Eg 1139, Upper cover

David from BL Eg 1139, Upper cover

Upper cover of the ivory binding, with David and musicians. Image taken from Upper cover of Book of Hours, Use of Rome ('The Hours of Dionora of Urbino') (Eleonora Gonzaga della Rovere). Written in Latin.

Plaque
Oliphant

Oliphant

Attributed to Southern Italy

Plaque
Housing the stranger from BL Eg 1139, Lower cover

Housing the stranger from BL Eg 1139, Lower cover

Detail of the middle left hand roundel on the lower cover of the ivory binding, with the act of mercy of housing the stranger, with the inscription: 'hospes eram et collegistis me' (Mathew 25: 35). Image taken ... more

Feeding the hungry from BL Eg 1139, Lower cover

Feeding the hungry from BL Eg 1139, Lower cover

Detail of the upper left hand roundel on the lower cover of the ivory binding, with the act of mercy of giving food to the hungry, with the inscription: 'Esurivi et dedistis mihi manducare' (Mathew 25: 35). Ima... more

Comb

Comb

Attributed to Italy

David from BL Eg 1139, Upper cover

David from BL Eg 1139, Upper cover

Detail of the upper cover of the ivory binding, with David receiving the sword of Goliath from Ahimelech the priest. Image taken from Upper cover of Book of Hours, Use of Rome ('The Hours of Dionora of Urbino')... more

Visiting the sick from BL Eg 1139, Lower cover

Visiting the sick from BL Eg 1139, Lower cover

Detail of the lower left hand roundel on the lower cover of the ivory binding, with the act of mercy of visiting the sick, with the inscription: 'infirmus et visitastis me' (Mathew 25: 36). Image taken from Low... more

Lower cover from BL Eg 1139, Lower cover

Lower cover from BL Eg 1139, Lower cover

Lower cover of the ivory binding, with the Six Corporal Works of Mercy listed in Matthew 25:35-36. Image taken from Lower cover of Book of Hours, Use of Rome ('The Hours of Dionora of Urbino') (Eleonora Gonzaga... more

Clothing the naked from BL Eg 1139, Lower cover

Clothing the naked from BL Eg 1139, Lower cover

Detail of a roundel of the lower cover with the act of mercy of clothing the naked, with the inscription 'nudus et cooperuistis me' (Matthew 25:36). Image taken from Lower cover of Book of Hours, Use of Rome ('... more

Oliphant
Decorative Roundel

Decorative Roundel

Made in Venice probably, Veneto, Italy

Capital

Capital

Made in possibly Venice, Italy

Fragments of a Frieze

Fragments of a Frieze

Made in Latium, Italy

Decorative Roundel

Decorative Roundel

Made in Venice probably, Veneto, Italy

Decorative Roundel

Decorative Roundel

Made in Venice probably, Veneto, Italy

Anointing of David from BL Eg 1139, Upper cover

Anointing of David from BL Eg 1139, Upper cover

Detail of the upper cover of the ivory binding, with David being anointed by Samuel. Image taken from Upper cover of Book of Hours, Use of Rome ('The Hours of Dionora of Urbino') (Eleonora Gonzaga della Rovere)... more

Decorative Roundel

Decorative Roundel

Made in Venice probably, Veneto, Italy

David and Goliath from BL Eg 1139, Upper cover

David and Goliath from BL Eg 1139, Upper cover

Detail of the upper cover of the ivory binding, with David and Goliath. Image taken from Upper cover of Book of Hours, Use of Rome ('The Hours of Dionora of Urbino') (Eleonora Gonzaga della Rovere). Written in Latin.

Frieze Fragment

Frieze Fragment

Made in Latium, Italy

Visiting the imprisoned from BL Eg 1139, Lower cover

Visiting the imprisoned from BL Eg 1139, Lower cover

Detail of the lower right hand roundel on the lower cover of the ivory binding, with the act of mercy of visitng the imprisoned, with the inscription: 'In carcere eram et venistis ad me (Matthew 25: 36). Image ... more