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Bowl Base with Saints Peter and Paul Flanking a Column with the Christogram of Christ

Saints Peter and Paul are shown with the short curly hair and pointed beard typically associated with each man.

Pope Felix, Simplicius and Faustina from BL YT 49, vol. 2, f. 27v

Unfinished miniatures of Pope Felix and of Simplicius and Faustina, with illuminated initials and partial foliate borders, at the beginning of their legends. Image taken from vol. 2, f. 27v of La légende dorée ... more

Plaque with Two Saints

The two saints stand holding books and supporting between them a large cross. The youthful figure at the left and the bearded one at the right closely resemble early depictions of the evangelists John and Matth... more

Right Wing of a Triptych with Saints Nicholas and Theodore

The two saints on this triptych door would have flanked the central image when the triptych was opened. Made in probably Constantinople

One of a Pair of Temple Pendants, with Busts of Male Saints Holding Martyr's Cross (front) and Leaf and Rosette Motifs (back)

When Kievan Rus, a powerful new state to the north of the Byzantine Empire, accepted Christianity as its official religion in 988, the aristocracy also adopted the manners and dress of the Byzantine court. Loca... more

One of a Pair of Temple Pendants, with Busts of Male Saints Holding Martyr's Cross (front) and Leaf and Rosette Motifs (back)

When Kievan Rus, a powerful new state to the north of the Byzantine Empire, accepted Christianity as its official religion in 988, the aristocracy also adopted the manners and dress of the Byzantine court. Loca... more

Embroidered Fragments with Three Saints

One saint wears a pallium over a chasuble, a style of dress that suggests a dating between the eleventh and the twelfth centuries. He is otherwise not vested as an ecclesiastic; the embroidery may therefore hav... more

Plaque with Saints James, Matthew, and Thomas

The Latin inscriptions name three of Jesus’ apostles: James, Matthew, and Thomas. Made in Meuse valley, Netherlands

Calendar from BL Royal 8 D VIII, f. 10v

Calendar with saints and table to calculate the date of Easter. Image taken from f. 10v of Theological miscellany, including Meditations, prayers and letters; Poem on the ceremonial of the Mass; Sermons; theol... more

Plaque with the Calling of Saints Peter and Andrew

This rare and highly important plaque epitomizes a key moment in the history of medieval art, when goldsmiths—who had traditionally used enamels only as a substitute for colored gems—realized the full potential... more

Saints Bartholomew and Simon

The earliest Italian painting in the Lehman Collection, this panel formed part of one of the greatest Italian altarpieces of the third quarter of the thirteenth century. The double-sided altarpiece was probably... more

Virgin and Child from BL Eg 2569, f. 59

Historiated initial 'O' of a standing Virgin suckling the Child and two kneeling nuns. Image taken from f. 59 of Lectionary from the Lives of the Saints, from 22 February to 10 August. Written in Latin and French.

Puzzle initials from BL Eg 2569, f. 22

Puzzle initials 'I'(gitur) and 'B'(eata). Image taken from f. 22 of Lectionary from the Lives of the Saints, from 22 February to 10 August. Written in Latin and French.

Crucifixion flanked by Saints

English embroidery, or opus anglicanum (English work), was present across Europe. This small but fine panel, which likely decorated the front of a private altar, presents the Crucifixion of Jesus witnessed by S... more

Andrew from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 187v

Detail of an historiated initial 'D'(e) of Andrew resuscitating the child Aegyptus. Image taken from f. 187v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Mark from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 45v

Detail of an historiated initial 'R'(esons) of Mark being torn asunder by horses. Image taken from f. 45v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Maxentius and Catherine from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 178v

Historiated initial 'L'(es) of Maxentius enthroned with Catherine and philosophers, at the beginning of the life of Catherine. Image taken from f. 178v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Martin from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 99

Detail of an historiated initial 'M'(olt) of Martin dividing his cloak with a beggar. Image taken from f. 99 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Agnes from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 68v

Detail of an historiated initial 'T' of a naked Agnes being clothed by her hair and a robe given to her by an angel. Image taken from f. 68v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Felicity from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 71v

Detail of an historiated initial 'V' of Felicity and executioner with the head of her son. Image taken from f. 71v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Andrew from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 185

Detail of an historiated initial 'D'(e la passion) of the crucifixion of Andrew. Image taken from f. 185 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Patrick from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 213v

Detail of an historiated initial 'E'(n tel tens) of Patrick asleep on a knoll, with a figure on the right holding a book. Image taken from f. 213v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Maur annd Benedict from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 200v

Detail of an historiated initial 'S'(einz) of Maur and other monks in front of Benedict. Image taken from f. 200v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Martial from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 131v

Detail of an historiated initial 'A' of Martial, with Peter's staff, resuscitating Austridinianus. Image taken from f. 131v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Margaret from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 220

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(pres) of Margaret, in prison, emerging from the side of a dragon. Image taken from f. 220 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Clement from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 97

Detail of an historiated initial 'S'(ainz) of Clement bound by an anchor and thrown into the sea from a boat. Image taken from f. 97 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Translation of Benedict from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 198

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(utens) of the translation of Benedict. Image taken from f. 198 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Bartholemew from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 42

Detail of an historiated initial 'O' of Bartholomew being flayed. Image taken from f. 42 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Christina from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 72v

Detail of an historiated initial 'M' of Christina being bound and beaten. Image taken from f. 72v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Paul from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 195v

Historiated initial 'A'(sserz) of Paul the hermit. Image taken from f. 195v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Antichrist from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 232v

Detail of an historiated initial 'V'(os) of the Antichrist killing the saints. Image taken from f. 232v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Mary of Egypt from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 228

Historiated initial 'E'(n) of Mary of Egypt meeting Zosimas of Palestine, at the beginning of the life of Mary of Egypt. Image taken from f. 228 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Simon Magus, Peter and Paul from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 1

Detail of a historiated initial 'Q'(uant) of Simon Magus and Peter and Paul before Nero, at the beginning of the rubric 'Ci commence li escris de seint Pere et de seint Pol encontre Symon Mague devant lempereo... more

Giles from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 128

Historiated initial 'N'(us) of Giles and the hind shot with an arrow. Image taken from f. 128 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Xystus from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 83

Historiated initial 'C'(e fu) of Xystus before the Emperor Decius. Image taken from f. 83 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Margaret from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 220

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(pres) of Margaret, in prison, emerging from the side of a dragon. Image taken from f. 220 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Alexis from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 171

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(n) of Alexis lying under a staircase, with his father on the stair above. Image taken from f. 171 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Zosimas from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 228

Detail of an historiated initial 'E'(n la contree) of Zosimas and Mary of Egypt. Image taken from f. 228 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Simeon from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 222v

Detail of an historiated initial 'S'(eint) of Simeon on his pillar, with the pilgrims below. Image taken from f. 222v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Paul from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 195v

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(sserz) of Paul the hermit. Image taken from f. 195v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

James the Great from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 20

Detail of an historiated initial 'Q'(uant) of the body of James the Great on a ship. Image taken from f. 20 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Benedict from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 161v

Detail of an historiated initial 'U' of Benedict seated, with a book, while his nurse stands by with the mended pitcher. Image taken from f. 161v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Matthew from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 30v

Detail of an historiated initial 'U' of Matthew, kneeling at an altar, being transfixed with a lance. Image taken from f. 30v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Xystus from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 83

Detail of an historiated initial 'C'(e fu) of Xystus before the Emperor Decius. Image taken from f. 83 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

James the Less from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 41

Detail of an historiated initial 'C'(e) of the martyrdom of James the Less. Image taken from f. 41 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Nicholas from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 153v

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(pres) of the body of Nicholas being translated in a boat. Image taken from f. 153v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Sebastian from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 48v

Historiated initial 'A'(utens) of the martyrdom of Sebastian. Image taken from f. 48v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Brice from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 127

Detail of an historiated initial 'Q'(uant) of Brice, seated with a book, adjuring a child imputed to him to speak. Image taken from f. 127 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Agatha from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 64v

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(u) of Agatha being tortured with pincers. Image taken from f. 64v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Nicholas from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 144

Detail of an historiated initial 'M'(olt) of Nicholas putting gold pieces through the window of a poor man as a dowry for his three daughters. Image taken from f. 144 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Eustace from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 207v

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(utens que) of Eustace, his wife and children being roasted in a brazen bull as the emperor Hadrian looks on. Image taken from f. 207v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Paul from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 10

Detail of a miniature of the beheading of Paul. Image taken from f. 10 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Irene from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 174

Detail of an historiated initial 'S'(einte) of Irene with a dove, a raven, and an eagle. Image taken from f. 174 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Vincent from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 51

Historiated initial 'T'(uit) of the martyrdom of Vincent on a spiked wheel. Image taken from f. 51 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

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.

Simon and Jude from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 35

Detail of an historiated initial 'P'(uis) of the martyrdom of Simon and Jude. Image taken from f. 35 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Text page from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 200

Text page of the legend of Paul the Hermit. Image taken from f. 200 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Crucifixion of Peter from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 6

Detail of an historiated initial 'D' of the crucifixion of Peter. Image taken from f. 6 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Lucy from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 66v

Detail of an historiated initial 'A' of Lucy in a fire being pierced by a spear. Image taken from f. 66v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Cecilia from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 78

Detail of an historiated initial 'H' of Cecilia with a wreath, and her husband. Image taken from f. 78 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Philip from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 40v

Detail of an historiated initial 'S'(i) of Philip and two other saints, with a crowd below. Image taken from f. 40v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Giles from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 128

Detail of an historiated initial 'N'(us) of Giles and the hind shot with an arrow. Image taken from f. 128 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Eupharasia from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 231v

Detail of an historiated initial 'A' of Euphrasia becoming a nun. Image taken from f. 231v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Nicholas from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 153v

Historiated initial 'A'(pres) of the body of Nicholas being translated in a boat. Image taken from f. 153v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Martin from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 111

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(pres) of the translation of Martin. Image taken from f. 111 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Pelagia from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 221v

Detail of an historiated initial 'N'(os) of the baptism of Pelagia. Image taken from f. 221v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Mamertinus from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 224v

Detail of an historiated initial 'N'(us) of the baptism of Mamertinus. Image taken from f. 224v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Vincent from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 51

Detail of an historiated initial 'T'(uit) of the martyrdom of Vincent on a spiked wheel. Image taken from f. 51 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Sebastian from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 48v

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(utens) of the martyrdom of Sebastian. Image taken from f. 48v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Christopher from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 58

Detail of an historiated initial 'M' of Christopher preaching to black men in a castle. Image taken from f. 58 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Death of the Virgin from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 176v

Detail of an historiated initial 'Q'(uant) of the death of the Virgin. Image taken from f. 176v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Hippolytus from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 86v

Detail of an historiated initial 'V'(os) of Hippolytus being torn by horses. Image taken from f. 86v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Pantaleon from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 92v

Historiated initial 'A'(tel) of Pantaleon before the emperor, at the beginning of the rubric: 'Ci commence la vie seint Pantaleon'. Image taken from f. 92v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Jerome from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 159v

Detail of an historiated initial 'S'(einz) of Jerome and the lion. Image taken from f. 159v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Maxentius and Catherine from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 178v

Detail of an historiated initial 'L'(es) of Maxentius enthroned with Catherine and philosophers, at the beginning of the life of Catherine. Image taken from f. 178v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Laurence from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 84

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(pres) of the martyrdom of Laurence. Image taken from f. 84 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Pantaleon from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 92v

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(tel) of Pantaleon before the emperor, at the beginning of the rubric: 'Ci commence la vie seint Pantaleon'. Image taken from f. 92v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Longinus from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 46v

Detail of an historiated initial 'M' of Longinus knocking down idols. Image taken from f. 46v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Lambert from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 88v

Detail of an historiated initial 'G'(loire) of Lambert being transfixed with a spear before an altar. Image taken from f. 88v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Agatha from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 64v

Historiated initial 'A'(u) of Agatha being tortured with pincers. Image taken from f. 64v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Placidus from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 205v

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(utens) of Placidus and his companions being beheaded. Image taken from f. 205v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Postumianus and Gallus from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 112

Detail of an historiated initial 'U'(n) of the dialogue of Posumianus and Gallus. Image taken from f. 112 of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Beast from BL Royal 19 B XV, f. 23v

Detail of a miniature of six kneeling figures worshipping the beast, with the corpses of saints in the foreground. Image taken from f. 23v of Apocalypse, with commentary (The 'Queen Mary Apocalypse'), with the ... more