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Saint John, Italian

Saint John, Italian

Made in Umbria probably, Italy

Papyrus Fragment of a Letter from John to Elisaius
John from BL Add 40618, f. 49v

John from BL Add 40618, f. 49v

Evangelist miniature of John; part of a programme of modernisation of an eighth-century Irish pocket Gospelbook, possibly carried out at Winchester or Canterbury, added to the volume in the tenth century. Image... More

Signet Ring of John, Imperial Spatharios

Signet Ring of John, Imperial Spatharios

The title spatharios, Sword-Bearer, was originally an honor reserved forthe imperial bodyguard. By the middle Byzantine period, it had becomean honorific title only, indicating Ioannis’s respectable status.

John the Baptist from BL Eg 1139, f. 206

John the Baptist from BL Eg 1139, f. 206

Detail of miniature of John the Baptist. Image taken from f. 206 of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

John from BL Harley 2799, f. 185v

John from BL Harley 2799, f. 185v

Detail of an historiated initial 'I'(n principio) with an Evangelist portrait of John. Image taken from f. 185v of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in thr... More

John from BL Harley 2799, f. 185v

John from BL Harley 2799, f. 185v

Historiated initial 'I'(n principio) with an Evangelist portrait of John. Image taken from f. 185v of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to Revelation), including the Psalms in three versions in three columns, a... More

John from BL Eg 1139, f. 207v

John from BL Eg 1139, f. 207v

Detail of miniature of John. Image taken from f. 207v of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

John from BL Harley 5790, f. 232v

John from BL Harley 5790, f. 232v

Detail of a miniature of John at the beginning of his gospel. Image taken from f. 232v of Gospels. Written in Greek.

John from BL Harley 1662, f. 202v

John from BL Harley 1662, f. 202v

Miniature of John. Image taken from f. 202v of Book of Hours, unidentified use. Written in Dutch.

John with the eagle from BL Royal 17 C XXXVIII, f. 12v

John with the eagle from BL Royal 17 C XXXVIII, f. 12v

Detail of a drawing of John with his eagle in the lower margin of the folio. Image taken from f. 12v of Travels (index Itinerarium, Voyage d'outre mer) in Middle English. Written in English.

John the Baptist from BL Royal 17 C XXXVIII, f. 26v

John the Baptist from BL Royal 17 C XXXVIII, f. 26v

Detail of a drawing of John the Baptist with the Agnus Dei, and the fountain of Jacob. Image taken from f. 26v of Travels (index Itinerarium, Voyage d'outre mer) in Middle English. Written in English.

James and John from BL YT 36, f. 174

James and John from BL YT 36, f. 174

Miniature of Dante being examined by James and John, with Christ and angels looking on. Image taken from f. 174 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy). Written in Italian.

John the Evangelist from BL YT 36, f. 175

John the Evangelist from BL YT 36, f. 175

Miniature of Beatrice watching as Dante is examined by John the Evangelist, who stands within a circle of golden stars with five naked souls. Image taken from f. 175 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy). Wr... More

John on Patmos from BL Royal 16 F V, f. 114

John on Patmos from BL Royal 16 F V, f. 114

Miniature of John on Patmos with a seven-headed beast rising from the sea, at the beginning of a treatise on the Seven Deadly Sins. Image taken from f. 114 of Romance of Sydrac and Boctus, treatise on the Seven... More

John from BL Harley 2952, f. 121

John from BL Harley 2952, f. 121

Miniature of John with his Evangelist symbol, the eagle. Image taken from f. 121 of Book of Hours. Written in French, with some rubrics in Latin.

John on Patmos from BL Royal 16 F V, f. 114

John on Patmos from BL Royal 16 F V, f. 114

Detail of a miniature of John on Patmos with a seven-headed beast rising from the sea, at the beginning of a treatise on the Seven Deadly Sins. Image taken from f. 114 of Romance of Sydrac and Boctus, treatise ... More

From Stephen to the descendants of John from BL Royal 14 B VI, Membrane 6

From Stephen to the descendants of John from BL Royal 14 B VI, Membran...

Detail from the roll of the genealogical line from Stephen to John and his descendants. Image taken from Membrane 6 of Genealogical roll of the kings of England. Written in French.

John the Evangelist from BL YT 36, f. 175

John the Evangelist from BL YT 36, f. 175

Detail of a miniature of Beatrice watching as Dante is examined by John the Evangelist, who stands within a circle of golden stars with five naked souls. Image taken from f. 175 of Divina Commedia (index Divine... More

Salome receiving the head of John the Baptist from BL YT 31, f. 228v

Salome receiving the head of John the Baptist from BL YT 31, f. 228v

Miniature of Salome receiving the head of John the Baptist from a soldier, while John's headless body leans out of a tower on the right, in Matfré Ermengau of Béziers's Breviari d'Amour. Image taken from f. 228... More

John on Patmos from BL Eg 2045, f. 16v

John on Patmos from BL Eg 2045, f. 16v

Miniature of John on Patmos, at the beginning of his Gospel. Image taken from f. 16v of Miniatures added to a Book of Hours.

John the Baptist prophesies the coming of Christ from BL YT 31, f. 223

John the Baptist prophesies the coming of Christ from BL YT 31, f. 223

Miniature of John the Baptist, standing on a rock, prophesying to three men of the coming of Christ, in Matfré Ermengau of Béziers's Breviari d'Amour. Image taken from f. 223 of Breviari d'Amor (Catalan prose v... More

Prester John from BL Royal 17 C XXXVIII, f. 59v

Prester John from BL Royal 17 C XXXVIII, f. 59v

Marginal miniature of Prester John kneeling before a crucifix. Image taken from f. 59v of Travels (index Itinerarium, Voyage d'outre mer) in Middle English. Written in English.

St John takes the book from the angel and eats it from BL Add 38842, f. 1v

St John takes the book from the angel and eats it from BL Add 38842, f...

Full page with a single-column miniature of John eating the book which the angel is holding. Image taken from f. 1v of Apocalypse with commentary in French prose (a fragment from chapters 9-16). Written in French.

Pope John XXII from BL Add 24189, f. 7v

Pope John XXII from BL Add 24189, f. 7v

Miniature of Pope John XXII, enthroned and surrounded by cardinals, receiving the rejection by the Greek church of his claims to supremacy. Image taken from f. 7v of Illustrations for Mandeville's Travels (inde... More

John from BL Harley 5790, ff. 232v-233

John from BL Harley 5790, ff. 232v-233

Miniature of John at the beginning of his gospel. Image taken from ff. 232v-233 of Gospels. Written in Greek.

John II from BL Royal 15 D VI, f. 7

John II from BL Royal 15 D VI, f. 7

Detail of a miniature in four segments: 1. Pierre Bersuire presenting the book to John II; 2. the wolf with Romulus and Remus; 3. John II enthroned; 4. Knights fighting, at the beginning of the prologue. Image ... More

John Chrysostom from BL Eg 2339, f. 18v

John Chrysostom from BL Eg 2339, f. 18v

Drawing of John Chrysostom, a fFather of the Greek church, and decorated initials. Image taken from f. 18v of Hymns and prayers, preceded by extracts from the Fathers, and followed by other prayers, imperfect. ... More

John from BL Harley 5790, f. 232v

John from BL Harley 5790, f. 232v

Miniature of John at the beginning of his gospel. Image taken from f. 232v of Gospels. Written in Greek.

John from BL Arundel 285, f. 183

John from BL Arundel 285, f. 183

Woodcut of John holding a chalice. Image taken from f. 183 of Collection of Scottish poetry. Written in English, Scots, some headings in Latin.

John II from BL Royal 15 D VI, f. 7

John II from BL Royal 15 D VI, f. 7

Miniature in four segments: 1. Pierre Bersuire presenting the book to John II; 2. the wolf with Romulus and Remus; 3. John II enthroned; 4. Knights fighting, at the beginning of the prologue. Image taken from f... More

Evangelist John from BL Harley 1810, f. 211v

Evangelist John from BL Harley 1810, f. 211v

Miniature of the Evangelist John, perhaps with Prochoros, and in the upper margin, and added cock and a donkey, with the inscription "The Holy J(oh)n the Theologian". Image taken from f. 211v of Four Gospels. W... More

An angel gives St John the reed and the temple is demolished from BL Add 38842, f. 2

An angel gives St John the reed and the temple is demolished from BL A...

Full page with a three-part miniature: an angel gives St John the reed (left); worshippers at the altar (centre) ; two men demolish the temple (right); Image taken from f. 2 of Apocalypse with commentary in Fre... More

Elijah, James and John from BL Royal 17 C XXXVIII, f. 15

Elijah, James and John from BL Royal 17 C XXXVIII, f. 15

Drawings of Elijah in the wilderness, and James and John, in the lower margin of the folio. Image taken from f. 15 of Travels (index Itinerarium, Voyage d'outre mer) in Middle English. Written in English.

Blindness of the Jews; Bernard; John from BL YT 31, f. 132v

Blindness of the Jews; Bernard; John from BL YT 31, f. 132v

Miniature of Bernard holding a scroll; miniature of a Jew holding an open book while a devil covers his eyes, representing the blindness of the Jews to the Christian fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy; minia... More

James and John from BL YT 36, f. 174

James and John from BL YT 36, f. 174

Detail of a miniature of Dante being examined by James and John, with Christ and angels looking on. Image taken from f. 174 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy). Written in Italian.

Elijah and the apostles John and James the Less from BL Add 24189, f. 8v

Elijah and the apostles John and James the Less from BL Add 24189, f. ...

Miniature of the prophet Elijah, above, being fed by a raven on Mt Carmel and, below, the apostles John and James the Less, seated before their church in Sephoris. Image taken from f. 8v of Illustrations for Ma... More

The tombs of John Chrysostom, Luke, and Anne from BL Add 24189, f. 6

The tombs of John Chrysostom, Luke, and Anne from BL Add 24189, f. 6

Miniature of the tombs of John Chrysostom, Luke the Evangelist, and Anne. Image taken from f. 6 of Illustrations for Mandeville's Travels (index Voyage d'outre mer, Itinerarium).

John raising Drusiana from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 13v

John raising Drusiana from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 13v

Detail of an historiated initial 'B'(ien) of John raising Drusiana, with her father standing behind. Image taken from f. 13v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

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

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

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