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Front binding from BL Add 14762, Front binding

Front binding from BL Add 14762, Front binding

Dark brown ~cuir ciselé~ binding depicting in the upper register, Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, an angel defeating an evil, and a knight fighting a dragon (St George?) in the lower register. Image taken f... More

Detail from BL King's 395, f. 33

Detail from BL King's 395, f. 33

Image taken from f. 33 of Biblical and genealogical chronicle from Adam and Eve to Edward VI (the Longer English genealogical chronicle of the kings of England). Written in English.

Old Testament genealogy from BL King's 395, ff. 2v-3

Old Testament genealogy from BL King's 395, ff. 2v-3

A diagram of Old Testament genealogy, including Noah, with diagrams of the world and Noah's ark. Image taken from ff. 2v-3 of Biblical and genealogical chronicle from Adam and Eve to Edward VI (the Longer Engli... More

Detail from BL King's 395, f. 32v

Detail from BL King's 395, f. 32v

Image taken from f. 32v of Biblical and genealogical chronicle from Adam and Eve to Edward VI (the Longer English genealogical chronicle of the kings of England). Written in English.

Detail from BL King's 395, f. 2v

Detail from BL King's 395, f. 2v

Image taken from f. 2v of Biblical and genealogical chronicle from Adam and Eve to Edward VI (the Longer English genealogical chronicle of the kings of England). Written in English.

Genealogy of the kings of England from BL King's 395, ff. 32v-33

Genealogy of the kings of England from BL King's 395, ff. 32v-33

A diagram of the genealogy of the kings of England, including Henry IV, Henry V, Henry VI, Edward IV, Richard III, and Henry VII. Image taken from ff. 32v-33 of Biblical and genealogical chronicle from Adam and... More

Detail from BL King's 395, f. 3

Detail from BL King's 395, f. 3

Image taken from f. 3 of Biblical and genealogical chronicle from Adam and Eve to Edward VI (the Longer English genealogical chronicle of the kings of England). Written in English.

Detail from BL King's 395, f. 1v

Detail from BL King's 395, f. 1v

Detail of decorated initials. Image taken from f. 1v of Biblical and genealogical chronicle from Adam and Eve to Edward VI (the Longer English genealogical chronicle of the kings of England). Written in English.

Six Ages of the World from BL YT 31, f. 77

Six Ages of the World from BL YT 31, f. 77

Circular diagram of the Six Ages of the World, with an angel at the centre with outspread arms. Each of the Ages of the World is represented by an emblematic scene. First Age (from Adam to Noah): the expulsi... More

Blindness of the Jews; Jeremiah from BL YT 31, f. 132

Blindness of the Jews; Jeremiah from BL YT 31, f. 132

Miniature of a devil covering a Jew's eyes with a blindfold, while another tries to cover his ears, representing the blindness of the Jews to the Christian fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy ; miniature of J... More

Decorated headpiece and initials from BL Harley 5542, f. 1

Decorated headpiece and initials from BL Harley 5542, f. 1

Decorated headpiece and initials, and title in display capitals. Image taken from f. 1 of Tetrastichs on the New and Old Testament (ff. 1-45), Arsenius's 'Apophtegms' (ff. 46-118v), and Ignatius's 34 Tetrastich... More

Detail: Creation and fall from BL YT 20, f. 1

Detail: Creation and fall from BL YT 20, f. 1

Miniature divided into eight arcades showing scenes from Genesis: in the top four God divides the earth with compasses; makes the sun with a hammer; bends down to put a large fish in the sea as various beasts ... More

Creation from BL Harley 616, f. 1

Creation from BL Harley 616, f. 1

Detail of a section of a six-part miniature of the days of Creation, of God creating the fishes and Adam and Eve, at the beginning of Genesis. Image taken from f. 1 of Bible (Genesis-Psalms), imperfect, ending ... More

Six Ages of the World from BL YT 31, f. 77

Six Ages of the World from BL YT 31, f. 77

Detail of a circular diagram of the Six Ages of the World, with an angel at the centre with outspread arms. Each of the Ages of the World is represented by an emblematic scene. First Age (from Adam to Noah): ... More

Arms of Edmund from BL YT 47, f. 105v

Arms of Edmund from BL YT 47, f. 105v

Shield in the lower margin with the standard of Edmund: Eve and Adam (labeled 'Eva' and 'Adam' in the margin) with the serpent and the Tree of Knowledge, with a flag and a lamb holding a cross within its branch... More

Blindness of the Jews; Gregory from BL YT 31, f. 131v

Blindness of the Jews; Gregory from BL YT 31, f. 131v

Miniature of a Jew holding an open book, while a devil distracts him from reading, representing the blindness of the Jews to the Christian fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy concerning Aaron's rod; miniature... More

Adam and Eve in Paradise from BL Eg 912, f. 10

Adam and Eve in Paradise from BL Eg 912, f. 10

Miniature of Adam and Eve in Paradise, at the beginning of Paulus Orosius's Histoire Ancienne. Image taken from f. 10 of Histoire Ancienne jusqu'a César, Le Fet des Romains. Written in French.

Queen from BL Stowe 582, f. 32v

Queen from BL Stowe 582, f. 32v

Miniature of pageant figures personifying the virtues expected of a queen of France, with Old Testament heroinnes gathered around a queen: Rachel, Leah, Rebecca, and Esther, with Prudence, Generosity, Justice, ... More

Blindness of the Jews; Augustine, Ambrose from BL YT 31, f. 133

Blindness of the Jews; Augustine, Ambrose from BL YT 31, f. 133

Miniature of Augustine 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; min... More

Expulsion from Eden from BL YT 31, f. 89

Expulsion from Eden from BL YT 31, f. 89

Detail of a miniature of the expulsion of Adam and Eve from Eden by an angel with a sword, in Matfré Ermengau of Béziers's Breviari d'Amour. Image taken from f. 89 of Breviari d'Amor (Catalan prose version). Wr... More

Detail from BL King's 395, f. 2

Detail from BL King's 395, f. 2

Detail of miniature and genealogy. Image taken from f. 2 of Biblical and genealogical chronicle from Adam and Eve to Edward VI (the Longer English genealogical chronicle of the kings of England). Written in English.

Detail: Fall from BL YT 20, f. 1

Detail: Fall from BL YT 20, f. 1

Tree of the Knowledge, and the serpent encourages Adam and Eve to eat the fruit, at the beginning of the Bible Historiale. Image taken from f. 1 of Bible Historiale, 1st part (Genesis-Maccabees). Written in French.

Christ in a chariot from BL YT 36, f. 129

Christ in a chariot from BL YT 36, f. 129

Detail of a miniature of Christ in a chariot with Evangelist symbols, and Adam and Eve. Image taken from f. 129 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy). Written in Italian.

Parable of the Sower from BL Arundel 44, f. 70

Parable of the Sower from BL Arundel 44, f. 70

Drawing of the parable of the Sower, interpreted as the fruits of virginity, chastity, and conjugality, likening the virgins to the hundredfold fruit, the chaste to the sixtyfold fruit, and the married to the f... More

Coloured drawing from BL Harley 1782, f. 1v

Coloured drawing from BL Harley 1782, f. 1v

Coloured drawing of the Original Sin, with Adam and Eve on either side of the tree. Image taken from f. 1v of Passion poem. Written in Cornish.

Old Testament figures from BL Harley 4940, f. 51

Old Testament figures from BL Harley 4940, f. 51

Diagram showing Old Testament figures, etc. Image taken from f. 51 of Breviari d'amor. Written in French.

Scenes from Genesis from BL Add 27210, f. 2v

Scenes from Genesis from BL Add 27210, f. 2v

Full-page miniature, upper right: Adam naming the animals (Gen. 2:19-20), upper left: the Creation of Eve, the Temptation, lower right: the Sacrifice of Cain and Abel, lower left: Noah, his family and the anima... More

Boccaccio with Adam and Eve from BL Royal 18 D VII, f. 6

Boccaccio with Adam and Eve from BL Royal 18 D VII, f. 6

Detail of a miniature of Boccaccio writing, with Adam and Eve standing before him. Image taken from f. 6 of De casibus virorum illustrium (Des cas des ruynes des nobles hommes et fammes). Written in French.

Creation scenes from BL Harley 4412, f. 2

Creation scenes from BL Harley 4412, f. 2

Coloured drawings of Creation scenes at the beginning of Genesis: of the creation of birds and fishes, animals, and Adam and Eve, with added arms in the lower margin, and added inscription in the upper margin ... More

Fall of Man from BL YT 31, f. 88v

Fall of Man from BL YT 31, f. 88v

Miniature of Adam and Eve being chastised by God in the Garden of Eden, in Matfré Ermengau of Béziers's Breviari d'Amour. Image taken from f. 88v of Breviari d'Amor (Catalan prose version). Written in Spanish (... More

Detail: Creation from BL YT 20, f. 1

Detail: Creation from BL YT 20, f. 1

God bends down to put a large fish in the sea as various beasts look on, and draws Eve from the rib of sleeping Adam, at the beginning of the Bible Historiale. Image taken from f. 1 of Bible Historiale, 1st par... More

Decorated initials from BL Harley 1037, f. 119v

Decorated initials from BL Harley 1037, f. 119v

Decorated initials 'T'(he) with pen-flourishing. Image taken from f. 119v of Summary of the Old Testament, imperfect. Written in English.

Detail: Fall from BL YT 20, f. 1

Detail: Fall from BL YT 20, f. 1

An angel with a sword drives Adam and Eve from the garden, and in the final scene Adam uses a spade, Eve spins with a spindle, at the beginning of the Bible Historiale. Image taken from f. 1 of Bible Historiale... More

Blindness of the Jews; Daniel; Malachai from BL YT 31, f. 134

Blindness of the Jews; Daniel; Malachai from BL YT 31, f. 134

Miniature of the prophet Daniel holding a scroll; miniature of a Jew holding a scroll while a devil stretches a blindfold over his eyes, representing the blindness of the Jews to the Christian fulfillment of Ol... More

Tinted drawing from BL Harley 621, f. 1v

Tinted drawing from BL Harley 621, f. 1v

Tinted drawing of an angel expelling Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden, and of Cain killing Abel. Image taken from f. 1v of Du Cas des Nobles Hommes et Femmes (index De casibus virorum et feminarum illustriu... More

Christ in a chariot from BL YT 36, f. 129

Christ in a chariot from BL YT 36, f. 129

Miniature of Christ in a chariot with Evangelist symbols, and Adam and Eve, and Dante and Apollo before Parnassus. Image taken from f. 129 of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy). Written in Italian.

Blindness of the Jews; Jacob from BL YT 31, f. 133v

Blindness of the Jews; Jacob from BL YT 31, f. 133v

Miniature of a Jew holding an open book while a devil attempts to cover his eyes, representing the blindness of the Jews to the Christian fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy; miniature of Jacob holding a scro... More

Blindness of the Jews; Peter; Paul from BL YT 31, f. 131

Blindness of the Jews; Peter; Paul from BL YT 31, f. 131

Miniature of a Jew holding an open book, while a devil covers his eyes and steps on his foot, representing the blindness of the Jews to the Christian fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy concerning the Curse o... More

The Harrowing of Hell; Purgatory, Limbo, and Hell from BL YT 31, f. 250

The Harrowing of Hell; Purgatory, Limbo, and Hell from BL YT 31, f. 25...

Four miniatures of Christ's descent into hell. Bottom left: miniature of the Harrowing of Hell, as Christ delivers the souls of Adam and Eve from the hell-mouth. Upper right: miniature of three souls chaine... More

Creation of Eve from BL King's 395, ff. 1v-2

Creation of Eve from BL King's 395, ff. 1v-2

Miniature of the creation of Eve, with foliate border and foliate initials, and a diagram of the the descendants of Adam and Eveat the beginning of a genealogy from Adam and Eve to the Kings of England. Image t... More

Adam and Eve from BL Royal 20 C IV, f. 8

Adam and Eve from BL Royal 20 C IV, f. 8

Detail of a miniature of Adam and Eve with a serpent and the Tree of Knowledge. Image taken from f. 8 of De casibus virorum illustrium in French translation (Des cas des ruynes des nobles hommes et femmes). Wri... More

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

Fall of Man from BL YT 31, f. 88

Fall of Man from BL YT 31, f. 88

Miniature of the Temptation of Eve by the serpent; miniature of Adam and Eve eating from the tree, in Matfré Ermengau of Béziers's Breviari d'Amour. Image taken from f. 88 of Breviari d'Amor (Catalan prose vers... More

Blindness of the Jews from BL YT 31, f. 134v

Blindness of the Jews from BL YT 31, f. 134v

Miniature of a Jew pointing to an open book while a horned devil with webbed feet covers his eyes, representing the blindness of the Jews to the Christian fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy, in Matfré Ermeng... More

Temptations of Christ from BL Harley 1527, f. 18v

Temptations of Christ from BL Harley 1527, f. 18v

Miniatures of the Temptations of Christ, with their moralisations below of the Temptation of Adam and Eve by the devil. Image taken from f. 18v of Bible moralisée (section of the Oxford-Paris-London Bible moral... More

Detail (top right) from BL Harley 3240, f. 5

Detail (top right) from BL Harley 3240, f. 5

Detail of a coloured drawing of the Original Sin (index Temptation) with the serpent, Eve and Adam. Image taken from f. 5 of Speculum humanae salvationis. Written in Latin.

Detail (top left) from BL Harley 3240, f. 5

Detail (top left) from BL Harley 3240, f. 5

Detail of a coloured drawing of God the Father warning Adam and Eve not to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Image taken from f. 5 of Speculum humanae salvationis. Written in Latin.

Detail (top left) from BL Harley 3240, f. 5v

Detail (top left) from BL Harley 3240, f. 5v

Detail of a coloured drawing of Adam and Eve eating apples from the forbidden tree. Image taken from f. 5v of Speculum humanae salvationis. Written in Latin.

Adam and Eve from BL Sloane 3451, f. 12

Adam and Eve from BL Sloane 3451, f. 12

Detail of a drawing of Adam delving and Eve spinning, with children. Image taken from f. 12 of Speculum humanae salvationis, with tabula, prohemium, and 45 chapters. Written in Latin.

January from BL Royal 1 D X, f. 9

January from BL Royal 1 D X, f. 9

Calendar page for January with an inhabited initial 'KL' and two medallions, of a man drinking from a horn and of Aquarius. Image taken from f. 9 of Psalter (index Old Testament, Bible). Written in Latin.

June from BL Royal 1 D X, f. 11v

June from BL Royal 1 D X, f. 11v

Calendar page for June with an inhabited initial 'KL' and two medallions, of a man scything, and of Cancer. Image taken from f. 11v of Psalter (index Old Testament, Bible). Written in Latin.

May from BL Royal 1 D X, f. 11

May from BL Royal 1 D X, f. 11

Calendar page for May with an inhabited initial 'KL' and two medallions, of a man riding with a falcon, and of Gemini. Image taken from f. 11 of Psalter (index Old Testament, Bible). Written in Latin.

December from BL Royal 2 A XXII, f. 10v

December from BL Royal 2 A XXII, f. 10v

Calendar page for December with a medallion of Capricorn. Image taken from f. 10v of Psalter, with litany, prayers and Easter tables (The 'Westminster Psalter') (index Old Testament, Bible). Written in Latin.

February from BL Royal 2 B II, f. 1v

February from BL Royal 2 B II, f. 1v

Detail of a miniature of a man before a fire, in the calendar for February. Image taken from f. 1v of Psalter (index Old Testament, Bible). Written in Latin.

October from BL Royal 2 B II, f. 5v

October from BL Royal 2 B II, f. 5v

Miniature of a man sowing, in the calendar for October. Image taken from f. 5v of Psalter (index Old Testament, Bible). Written in Latin.

David playing the bells from BL Royal 2 B II, f. 88v

David playing the bells from BL Royal 2 B II, f. 88v

Detail of a historiated initial 'E(xultate)' of David playing the bells, at the beginning of Psalm 80. Image taken from f. 88v of Psalter (index Old Testament, Bible). Written in Latin.

Nativity from BL Royal 1 D X, f. 1v

Nativity from BL Royal 1 D X, f. 1v

Detail of a miniature from the prefatory cycle of the Nativity, with the Virgin suckling the Child and Joseph adjusting her pillow. Image taken from f. 1v of Psalter (index Old Testament, Bible). Written in Latin.

Christ in Majesty from BL Royal 2 A XXII, f. 14

Christ in Majesty from BL Royal 2 A XXII, f. 14

Detail of a miniature of Christ in Majesty with the symbols of the Evangelists. Image taken from f. 14 of Psalter, with litany, prayers and Easter tables (The 'Westminster Psalter') (index Old Testament, Bible)... More

Days of Creation with Adam and Eve cycle and Crucifixion from BL Royal 1 E IV, f. 12v

Days of Creation with Adam and Eve cycle and Crucifixion from BL Royal...

Detail of a miniature next to the initial 'I'(n principio) of twelve compartments containing the Days of Creation, Temptation, Expulsion from Paradise and Labours of Adam and Eve, with display script and a mini... More

Virgin and Child from BL Royal 1 D X, f. 86

Virgin and Child from BL Royal 1 D X, f. 86

Historiated initial 'C'(antate) of the Virgin and Child, at the beginning of Psalm 97. Image taken from f. 86 of Psalter (index Old Testament, Bible). Written in Latin.

The Magi from BL Royal 1 D X, f. 2

The Magi from BL Royal 1 D X, f. 2

Miniature from the prefatory cycle of the Magi before Herod in the upper register, and the Adoration of the Magi in the lower register. Image taken from f. 2 of Psalter (index Old Testament, Bible). Written in Latin.

The Magi from BL Royal 1 D X, f. 2

The Magi from BL Royal 1 D X, f. 2

Detail of a miniature from the prefatory cycle of the Adoration of the Magi. Image taken from f. 2 of Psalter (index Old Testament, Bible). Written in Latin.

Annunciation from BL Royal 2 A XXII, f. 12v

Annunciation from BL Royal 2 A XXII, f. 12v

Detail of a prefatory miniature of the Annunciation. Image taken from f. 12v of Psalter, with litany, prayers and Easter tables (The 'Westminster Psalter') (index Old Testament, Bible). Written in Latin.

Decorated initials from BL Royal 1 D X, f. 139

Decorated initials from BL Royal 1 D X, f. 139

Decorated initials 'D'(eus), 'P'(retende), and 'D'(eus), at the beginnings of prayers in the litany of the saints. Image taken from f. 139 of Psalter (index Old Testament, Bible). Written in Latin.

May from BL Royal 2 B II, f. 3

May from BL Royal 2 B II, f. 3

Detail of a miniature of a man hawking, in the calendar for May. Image taken from f. 3 of Psalter (index Old Testament, Bible). Written in Latin.

Judgment of Solomon from BL Royal 1 D X, f. 42v

Judgment of Solomon from BL Royal 1 D X, f. 42v

Historiated initial 'D'(ixi) of the Judgment of Solomon, at the beginning of Psalm 38. Image taken from f. 42v of Psalter (index Old Testament, Bible). Written in Latin.

Decorated initials from BL Royal 1 D X, ff. 118v-119

Decorated initials from BL Royal 1 D X, ff. 118v-119

Decorated initials 'D'(omine) and 'V'(oce), at the beginnings of Psalms 140 and 141. Image taken from ff. 118v-119 of Psalter (index Old Testament, Bible). Written in Latin.

Temptation from BL Add 11639, f. 520v

Temptation from BL Add 11639, f. 520v

Full-page miniature of Adam and Eve with the female-headed serpent and the Tree of Knowledge. Caption: 'This is Adam and Eve naked and the Tree of Knowledge and the serpent'. Image taken from f. 520v of Miscell... More

Decorated initials from BL Royal 1 D X, f. 48v

Decorated initials from BL Royal 1 D X, f. 48v

Detail of decorated initials 'O'(mnes) and 'M'(agnus). Image taken from f. 48v of Psalter (index Old Testament, Bible). Written in Latin.

The tree of knowledge from BL YT 13, f. 20

The tree of knowledge from BL YT 13, f. 20

Bas-de-page scene of God admonishing Adam and Eve about the tree of knowledge, with decorated letters and a partial bar border. Image taken from f. 20 of Book of Hours, Use of Sarum ('The Taymouth Hours'). Writ... More

Coloured initials from BL Eg 1046, f. 10v

Coloured initials from BL Eg 1046, f. 10v

Coloured initials. Image taken from f. 10v of 5 wisdom books from the Old Testament, including part of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Sapientia, Ecclesiasticus (the 'Egerton Codex'). Written in Latin.

Coloured initial from BL Eg 1046, f. 31

Coloured initial from BL Eg 1046, f. 31

Coloured initial and display script. Image taken from f. 31 of Part of the Old Testament, including part of Canticum canticorum. Written in Latin.

Joshua from BL Lansdowne 1175, f. 116

Joshua from BL Lansdowne 1175, f. 116

Miniature depicting God in heaven telling Joshua, with attendants, to lead the Israelites over the river Jordan to the promised land. Illuminated initial 'A'(pres) at beginning of the Book of Joshua. Decoratio... More

Detail from BL Arundel 291, f. 36v

Detail from BL Arundel 291, f. 36v

Puzzle initial 'P'(ost) with floriate decoration at the beginning of Judges. Image taken from f. 36v of History of the Old Testament (ff. 1-67v); Geographic description of Palestine (ff. 68-74). Written in Latin.

November from BL Royal 2 B II, f. 6

November from BL Royal 2 B II, f. 6

Miniature of a man knocking down acorns for pigs to eat, in the calendar for November. Image taken from f. 6 of Psalter (index Old Testament, Bible). Written in Latin.

David before the Lord from BL Royal 2 B II, f. 44v

David before the Lord from BL Royal 2 B II, f. 44v

Historiated initial 'D'(ixi) of David before God, pointing to his mouth, at the beginning of Psalm 38. Image taken from f. 44v of Psalter (index Old Testament, Bible). Written in Latin.

July from BL Royal 2 B II, f. 4

July from BL Royal 2 B II, f. 4

Detail of a miniature of a man reaping, in the calendar for July. Image taken from f. 4 of Psalter (index Old Testament, Bible). Written in Latin.

David drowning from BL Royal 2 B II, f. 71v

David drowning from BL Royal 2 B II, f. 71v

Detail of a historiated initial 'S'(alvum) of David drowning in water, with God above, at the beginning of Psalm 68. Image taken from f. 71v of Psalter (index Old Testament, Bible). Written in Latin.

Genesis from BL Royal 1 D IV, f. 5

Genesis from BL Royal 1 D IV, f. 5

Historiated initial 'I'(n principio) of the subjects from Genesis in medallions: the Creation of Adam and Eve, the Fall, Adam labouring, and two men (?), at the beginning of Genesis. Image taken from f. 5 of Bi... More

Leviticus from BL Lansdowne 1175, f. 53v

Leviticus from BL Lansdowne 1175, f. 53v

Miniature depicting God in heaven telling Moses (with horns), Aaron (a bishop with crozier and mitre), and an attendant, all standing before an altar, to instruct the Children of Israel in proper forms of sacri... More

April from BL Royal 2 B II, f. 2v

April from BL Royal 2 B II, f. 2v

Miniature of a man holding branches, in the calendar for April. Image taken from f. 2v of Psalter (index Old Testament, Bible). Written in Latin.

The Crucifixion from BL Eg 608, f. 88

The Crucifixion from BL Eg 608, f. 88

Miniature of the Crucifixion, with Mary and John flanking the cross, and personifications of the sun (Sol) and moon (Luna) above the arms of the cross, and half-length figures of Adam and Eve emerging from thei... More

David and Goliath from BL Royal 2 A XXII, f. 15

David and Goliath from BL Royal 2 A XXII, f. 15

Historiated initial 'B'(eatus) with medallions of David with Goliath's head, David playing the harp, and David beheading Goliath, at the beginning of Psalm 1. Image taken from f. 15 of Psalter, with litany, pra... More