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Incipit page from BL Royal 1 E VI, f. 44

Titulus in gold and silver on a purple background, beginning 'Hic Gabriel an/gelus Zacharie / sacerdoti in / templo d[omi]ni ap/paruit', and relating to a lost miniature of the Annunciation to Zacharias. Image ... more

Incipit page from BL Royal 1 E VI, f. 1v

Titulus in gold and silver on a purple background, beginning 'Haec est specio/sa quadriga luci/flua', relating to a lost miniature of the symbols of the Evangelists. Image taken from f. 1v of Gospels, imperfect... more

Incipit page from BL Royal 1 E VI, f. 30

Titulus in gold and silver on a purple background, beginning 'Hic HIS baptiza/tus est ab Iohan/ne', and relating to a lost miniature of the Baptism of Christ. Image taken from f. 30 of Gospels, imperfect (the '... more

Page of Calligraphy

Made in Egypt

Page from the Illustrations and Explanations of the Three Jewels (Sanbō ekotoba), known as the Tōdaiji Fragment (Tōdaiji-gire)

Calligraphy attributed to Minamoto no Toshiyori (Japanese, 1055–1129) Heian period (794–1185)

Page from Illustrations and Explanations of the Three Jewels (Sanbō e-kotoba), one of the “Tōdaiji Fragments” (Tōdaiji-gire)

Illustrations and Explanations of the Three Jewels was originally compiled in 984 by the courtier-poet Minamoto no Tamenori as an introductory guide to Buddhism. The “Three Jewels” of Buddhism comprise the Budd... more

Illuminated Page from a Dispersed DharanI Manuscript

The upper page shows the seated bodhisattva Vajradhara on the left and an Esoteric form of the bodhisattva Vajrapani on the right. The lower shows Sakyamuni (the historic Buddha) and four Esoteric bodhisattvas—... more

Page of Calligraphy from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020) Attributed to Iran, probably Isfahan

Blank page from BL Eg 3277, f. 132v

Blank page Image taken from f. 132v of Psalter, Use of Sarum ('The Bohun Psalter and Hours'), imperfect. Written in Latin and Anglo-Norman (one folio).

Blank page from BL Eg 3277, f. iv

Blank page Image taken from f. iv of Psalter, Use of Sarum ('The Bohun Psalter and Hours'), imperfect. Written in Latin and Anglo-Norman (one folio).

Blank page from BL Eg 3277, f. ii

Blank page Image taken from f. ii of Psalter, Use of Sarum ('The Bohun Psalter and Hours'), imperfect. Written in Latin and Anglo-Norman (one folio).

Blank page from BL Eg 3277, f. iiiv

Blank page Image taken from f. iiiv of Psalter, Use of Sarum ('The Bohun Psalter and Hours'), imperfect. Written in Latin and Anglo-Norman (one folio).

Blank page from BL Eg 3277, f. i

Blank page with additional hand-written bibliography of further sources. Image taken from f. i of Psalter, Use of Sarum ('The Bohun Psalter and Hours'), imperfect. Written in Latin and Anglo-Norman (one folio).

Blank page from BL Eg 3277, f. iii

Blank page Image taken from f. iii of Psalter, Use of Sarum ('The Bohun Psalter and Hours'), imperfect. Written in Latin and Anglo-Norman (one folio).

Blank page from BL Eg 3277, f. iiv

Blank page Image taken from f. iiv of Psalter, Use of Sarum ('The Bohun Psalter and Hours'), imperfect. Written in Latin and Anglo-Norman (one folio).

Folio from a Quran Manuscript

The manuscript this folio comes from contains the five suras, or chapters, from the Qur'an that start with the phrase al-hamd li-allah (praise to God). The pages of the manuscript were laid out and decorated in... more

Detail of a page: miniature of a dog attacking a deer in .. from BL Or 5024, f. 171

Detail of a page: miniature of a dog attacking a deer in the lower margin, at the beginning of the section on damages. Image taken from f. 171 of Decisions of Isaiah of Trani the Younger (~Pisqei Rabbi Yeshayah... more

Page of Calligraphy from an Anthology of Poetry by Sa`di and Hafiz

This folio, copied by Sultan 'Ali Mashhadi—a renowned master of nasta'liq script—once formed part of an anthology of Persian poetry including selections from the works of Sa'di and Hafiz. It was common practice... more

Page of Calligraphy from an Anthology of Poetry by Sa`di and Hafiz

This folio, copied by Sultan 'Ali Mashhadi—a renowned master of nasta'liq script—once formed part of an anthology of Persian poetry including selections from the works of Sa'di and Hafiz. It was common practice... more