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An illuminated capital 'S', the body formed by a blue dragon, on a sheet of medieval music. Das Goldene Graduale der Gisela von Kerssenbrock, 1300

An illuminated capital 'S', the body formed by a blue dragon, on a sheet of medieval music. Das Goldene Graduale der Gisela von Kerssenbrock, 1300

Nederlandse Historiebijbel. Utrecht, 1443. The text was copied by Gherard Wessels van Deventer. Shelfnumber 69 B 10. Fol. 8r. Beginning of the text of the 150 Psalms with a miniature: David severs the giant Goliath's head; and an initial: David playing harp. In the margin a Morish dance is pictured, the so called Moriskendance.

Nederlandse Historiebijbel. Utrecht, 1443. The text was copied by Gherard Wessels van Deventer. Shelfnumber 69 B 10. Fol. 8r. Beginning of the text of the 150 Psalms with a miniature: David severs the giant Goliath's head; and an initial: David playing harp. In the margin a Morish dance is pictured, the so called Moriskendance.

medieval manuscript

medieval manuscript

The Chansonnier Cordiforme (1470s) or Chansonnier de Jean de Montchenu is a cordiform (heart-shaped) music manuscript. Manuscript on parchment. Opens into a butterfly composed of the hearts of the two lovers who send love messages to one another in each one of the songs. The songs in French and Italian, written for different voices, are the work of some of the finest medieval composers. When the word “heart” appears in the texts, it is represented by a delicate pictogram.

The Chansonnier Cordiforme (1470s) or Chansonnier de Jean de Montchenu is a cordiform (heart-shaped) music manuscript. Manuscript on parchment. Opens into a butterfly composed of the hearts of the two lovers who send love messages to one another in each one of the songs. The songs in French and Italian, written for different voices, are the work of some of the finest medieval composers. When the word “heart” appears in the texts, it is represented by a delicate pictogram.

The 'Book of Kells' is an illuminated manuscript containing the four New Testament Gospels in Latin. It was created by Celtic Monks ca. 800 AD

The 'Book of Kells' is an illuminated manuscript containing the four New Testament Gospels in Latin. It was created by Celtic Monks ca. 800 AD

the Black Hours, one of a very few manuscripts on vellum that is dyed black.

the Black Hours, one of a very few manuscripts on vellum that is dyed black.

Here’s another example of a Chi-Rho page, to the right. This one is from the Book of Lindisfarne, produced in England sometime between 680 and 720. The Book of Lindisfarne is in the British library now. It’s the beginning of the same verse in Matthew as the Kells Chi-Rho page. You can still see the Chi and the Rho, very clearly.

Here’s another example of a Chi-Rho page, to the right. This one is from the Book of Lindisfarne, produced in England sometime between 680 and 720. The Book of Lindisfarne is in the British library now. It’s the beginning of the same verse in Matthew as the Kells Chi-Rho page. You can still see the Chi and the Rho, very clearly.

Illuminated Manuscript  France c. 1470  Medium:Tempera and gold on Vellum  Title:Medieval Painting of The Pentecost

Illuminated Manuscript France c. 1470 Medium:Tempera and gold on Vellum Title:Medieval Painting of The Pentecost

mixed media collage

mixed media collage

Leonardo Da Vinci / Sacred Geometry <3

Leonardo Da Vinci / Sacred Geometry <3