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Old King Aurelius is having a dream...   My new 5 minute story is well under way. Click the link in the bio to watch the first - A Fish Tale.     #cel

Old King Aurelius is having a dream... My new 5 minute story is well under way. Click the link in the bio to watch the first - A Fish Tale. #celticillustrations #celtic #6thcentury #history #postroman #anglosaxon #earlymedieval #yahistoricalfiction #historicalfiction #shortstorychallenge #shortstories #storyillustration #penandink #manuscriptillumination

28 5 7 hours ago
Today I’m taking a brief break from medieval skeletons to feature some medieval demons instead. There are a lot of medieval demon stories out there. C

Today I’m taking a brief break from medieval skeletons to feature some medieval demons instead. There are a lot of medieval demon stories out there. Caesarius of Heisterbach’s work “The Dialogue on Miracles” is full of them! Bas-de-page scene of two devils carrying the naked souls of a man and a woman, with a caption reading, ‘Meuz vaut poverte et pesaunce o bone esperaunce qui ioie et puissaunce od desperaunce’ . Yates Thompson MS 13 f.141r . Source: The British Library . . #medieval #manuscript #illuminatedmanuscript #medievalart #medievaltimes #middleages #medievalworld #medievalhistory #illuminated #medievalmanuscript #medievalmanuscripts #medievallife #medievalmonday #historyblog #discoverunder10k #manuscriptmonday #manuscriptillumination #medievalmarginalia #medievalbook #marginalia #historyblogger #themediaevalmonk #discoverunder7k #discoverunder8k #demon #calligraphy #medievalcalligraphy #halloween #😈 #👿

452 2 11 hours ago
MANICURA  (del latín, ‘mano pequeña’).  Las manicuras son el antecedente del cursor de nuestros dispositivos electrónicos. Consisten en marcas tipográ

MANICURA (del latín, ‘mano pequeña’). Las manicuras son el antecedente del cursor de nuestros dispositivos electrónicos. Consisten en marcas tipográficas que aparecen ya en manuscritos medievales de los siglos XI y XII y que se dibujaban en los márgenes (marginalia) para resaltar un fragmento importante. Podían ser muy simples, con el dedo índice muy alargado y exagerado, otras más adornadas y elaboradas e, incluso, el dedito podía ser sustituido por… otras cositas [véase la última fotografía, por favor]👈🏻 #manicula #manicura #manuscriptillumination #manuscritosmedievales #escritura

30 2 15 hours ago
Opening today, our latest project for The Morgan Library & Museum: Imperial Splendor: The Art of the Book in the Holy Roman Empire, ca. 800–1500. Huge

Opening today, our latest project for The Morgan Library & Museum: Imperial Splendor: The Art of the Book in the Holy Roman Empire, ca. 800–1500. Huge congrats to Curator, Joshua O’Driscoll, exhibition designer, Stephen Saitas, and the wonderful Morgan team. Read more: https://lnkd.in/eN_dFPeV * * * #art #holyromanempire #manuscripts #lightingdesign #museumlighting #artlighting #gallerylighting #medievalart #manuscriptillumination #middleages #museums #jewels

21 0 22 hours ago
These repeating pattern borders from the Visconti Hours are gorgeous! It has been a joy to study them, along with many other manuscripts, for the upco

These repeating pattern borders from the Visconti Hours are gorgeous! It has been a joy to study them, along with many other manuscripts, for the upcoming Decorated Borders class. We'll have a great time creating our own. No experience necessary. I'm really looking forward to it. Link in Bio

331 5 1 day ago
A wise hermit appears in a dream - something for my next 5 minute story. Click the link in the bio to watch A Fish Tale.     #celticillustrations #his

A wise hermit appears in a dream - something for my next 5 minute story. Click the link in the bio to watch A Fish Tale. #celticillustrations #historicalfiction #yahistoricalfiction #storyillustration #storytelling #shortstorychallenge #penandink #celtic #earlymedieval #darkages #manuscriptillumination

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Noli me tangere ✋🏼    Noli me tangere, Breviary of Elisabeth von Walmden, 1500 - 1515, Bloomington, Indiana University, Bloomington, Lilly Library at

Noli me tangere ✋🏼 Noli me tangere, Breviary of Elisabeth von Walmden, 1500 - 1515, Bloomington, Indiana University, Bloomington, Lilly Library at Indiana University,  Medieval and Renaissance 36, fol. 195v [Description: A resurrected Christ stands before Mary Magdalene, who kneels before him.]

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Here is the beginning of the second Blyand Abbey ghost story! You can find a link to the rest of it in my bio. 😊    Our main character is a tailor nam

Here is the beginning of the second Blyand Abbey ghost story! You can find a link to the rest of it in my bio. 😊 Our main character is a tailor named Snowball. One night Snowball traveled from Gilling East to his home in Ampleforth. It was a normal enough night until Snowball heard several ducks washing themselves in a stream. I don’t know too much about ducks, but I assume they usually leave washing themselves to the daytime! To add to the weirdness, a raven suddenly flew around Snowball’s head before flying into the ground. The raven looked dead so Snowball got off his horse and went to pick it up. (Depending on the translation Snowball either picked the raven up or was about to.) Then sparks burst out of the raven’s sides! Needless to say, the sparking raven frightened Snowball. He crossed himself and prayed to God that the raven wouldn’t hurt him. The raven did not seem to like this as it flew off cawing. Snowball mounted his horse to return home. He didn’t get far before the raven flew into him again. Unfortunately for Snowball, this time the raven knocked him clean off his horse! Several skulls and bones with the Latin text “DIES DIN SICVT RVR VENIET” (“The day will come”) . Add MS 35313 f.158v . Source: The British Library . . #medieval #manuscript #illuminatedmanuscript #medievalart #medievaltimes #middleages #medievalworld #medievalhistory #illuminated #medievalmanuscript #medievalmanuscripts #medievallife #medievalmonday #historyblog #discoverunder10k #manuscriptmonday #manuscriptillumination #medievalmarginalia #medievalbook #marginalia #historyblogger #themediaevalmonk #discoverunder7k #discoverunder8k #ghost #skull #ghoststories #halloween #👻 #💀

403 6 1 day ago
Arts of the Islamic World & India including Fine Rugs and Carpets  Live Auction: 27 October 2021 • 13:00 BST • London  Maybe I am so obsessive about m

Arts of the Islamic World & India including Fine Rugs and Carpets Live Auction: 27 October 2021 • 13:00 BST • London Maybe I am so obsessive about marginal ornaments . You will feel yourself in a treasure of manuscript when you see the @sothebys catalogue . Treat yourself . ☺️. An illuminated Qur’an section, Bust, Ghaznavid, circa 1110 AD Estimate: 100,000 - 150.000£. A magnificent illuminated Qur'an written in gold, Persia, Herat, Safavid, third quarter 16th century Estimate: 300,000 - 500,000 GB. An illuminated Timurid Qur'an, Persia, 15th century Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 GB. #artsoftheislamicworld #islamicworld #islamicart #calligrahy #islamiccalligraphy #manuscriptillumination #jummahmubarak #quran #kuranıkerim #hatsanati #tezhib #waitingforislamicweek

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King Aurelius is coming to life. He's a character in my next story. Click the link in the bio to watch A Fish Tale.     #celticart #celticillustration

King Aurelius is coming to life. He's a character in my next story. Click the link in the bio to watch A Fish Tale. #celticart #celticillustrations #postroman #anglosaxon #earlymedieval #manuscriptillumination #shortstorywriting #microfiction #yahistoricalfiction #penandink

13 0 2 days ago
Work in progress on this Classic Illuminated Manuscript border.  An opportunity to design and paint our own unique Illuminated design using traditiona

Work in progress on this Classic Illuminated Manuscript border.  An opportunity to design and paint our own unique Illuminated design using traditional materials and techniques from Islamic Art under the experienced supervision of @ayesha_illuminates. Although I prepared my shell gold, I didn't use it on this piece and opted for gold gouache instead. Still some refining to do, but slowly getting there. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #islamicgeometricpattern #islamicart #islamicgeometry #islamicgeometricdesign #islamicdesign #islamicillumination #gouache #illuminationartonline #islamicartwork #geometricart #geometricartist #artofislamicpattern #islamicgeometricpatterns #islamicgeometricart #patternconstruction #geometricpattern #compassandruler #persianpattern #symetry #islamicpattern #islamicdesign #geometricdesign #traditionalart #classic #manuscriptillumination #hatayi #rumi #motifs

415 29 2 days ago
Warrior woman ⚔️    Tatar female warrior, Travels of Sir John Mandeville, Jean de Mandeville, late 15th c., St. Gallen, Stiftsarchiv (Pfäfers Abbey),

Warrior woman ⚔️ Tatar female warrior, Travels of Sir John Mandeville, Jean de Mandeville, late 15th c., St. Gallen, Stiftsarchiv (Pfäfers Abbey), Cod. Fab. XVI, fol. 80r [Description: A femme warrior rides to battle, sans spurs]

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My next blog post about medieval ghosts is up! (Link in bio!) Today’s story is the second ghost story from Byland Abbey. It’s the longest of all the s

My next blog post about medieval ghosts is up! (Link in bio!) Today’s story is the second ghost story from Byland Abbey. It’s the longest of all the stories. Despite being longer and having different characters from the first medieval ghost story, there are several tropes that reoccur in both stories: •A shape shifting ghost •The living character asking God for protection •The ghost requesting the living to help them get out of purgatory •A water hating/fearing ghost This ghost story took place during the reign of King Richard II of England. The written text itself dates to around 1400 AD. Richard II died in February 1400, so it is safe to assume the events of the story occurred shortly before the author wrote it down. The recentness of the event is probably why the author went out of his way to not name the ghost. Excommunication from the church was a big deal, so this was probably still fresh in the ghost’s family’s minds. Stating that a person’s loved one suffered as a ghost is insensitive at best and flat out slanderous at worst. Defamation lawsuits were a common enough occurrence in the Middle Ages, so I understand why the author was extremely vague about who exactly the ghost was. My retelling of the story, links to the translations I used, and a transcription of the original Latin can be found on my blog. I’ve included a direct link to it in my bio's link tree. A demon grabbing a soul coming out of a corpse as it tries to fly to several angels (not shown) . Yates Thompson MS 3 f.201v . Source: The British Library . . #medieval #manuscript #illuminatedmanuscript #medievalart #medievaltimes #middleages #medievalworld #medievalhistory #illuminated #medievalmanuscript #medievalmanuscripts #medievallife #medievalmonday #historyblog #discoverunder10k #manuscriptmonday #manuscriptillumination #medievalmarginalia #medievalbook #marginalia #historyblogger #themediaevalmonk #discoverunder7k #discoverunder8k #halloween #ghost #ghoststories #👻 #💀 #☠️

269 3 2 days ago
Are you listening?     Marginal drum plater, Bute Psalter, 1285-1330, The J. Paul Getty Museum, MS. 46, fol. 32v    [Description: The drummer sways as

Are you listening? Marginal drum plater, Bute Psalter, 1285-1330, The J. Paul Getty Museum, MS. 46, fol. 32v [Description: The drummer sways as she places one hand to her ear as if to hear the reader participate in singing the related psalm.]

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Here is a close up of one of the gilded pieces…it definitely needs another layer of gold. As you can see, some areas the gold did not adhere to the pa

Here is a close up of one of the gilded pieces…it definitely needs another layer of gold. As you can see, some areas the gold did not adhere to the paper…I didn’t apply enough mordant. Even though it has been a year since I started it 🤨🙃 I am looking forward to completing this piece as it is my first try in this style and technique. But with the weather change and first term of school..colds/flus/viruses are taking over 😞 it be a while till I can revisit it. Watch this space InShaAllah 😉. . . . . . . . . #persianminiature #indianminiature #indianminiaturepainting #persianminiatures #miniaturepainting #illumination #gilding #gildedart #islamicart #islamicartandarchitecture #24carat #24caratgold #indopersian #islamicfloralillumination #mughal #mughalmanuscript #manuscriptart #manuscriptillumination #gildingwithgoldleaf #gildingwithgarlic #tradionalart #traditionalarttechniques #sacredart #islamicgeometry #indopersianart

163 9 3 days ago
The Real Housewives of Medieval France 📿⚔️    Noble ladies of the French court, Le Livre des trois vertus, Christine de Pisan, Master of Amiens (illum

The Real Housewives of Medieval France 📿⚔️ Noble ladies of the French court, Le Livre des trois vertus, Christine de Pisan, Master of Amiens (illuminator), 1450 - 1475, New Haven, CT, Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library,  Beinecke MS 427, fol. 16r [Description: Nine courtly ladies sit in an interior space. The central woman stands with a green dragon at her feet, which has the attention of all the ladies.]

104 3 4 days ago
This is what you think it will be like studying medieval paleography at Oxford, and it does not disappoint!!!    #danielwakelin #manuscriptstudies #bo

This is what you think it will be like studying medieval paleography at Oxford, and it does not disappoint!!! #danielwakelin #manuscriptstudies #bodeianlibrary #manuscriptillumination

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Divine feminine wisdom 🔮✨    Deborah prophesying, Historienbibel, 15th c., Zurich, Central Library, Ms. C 5, fol. 164v    [Description: Deborah, on th

Divine feminine wisdom 🔮✨ Deborah prophesying, Historienbibel, 15th c., Zurich, Central Library, Ms. C 5, fol. 164v [Description: Deborah, on the left, speaks her prophecy to a group of listeners.]

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This spooky imagery comes from the medieval story “The Three Living and The Three Dead.” It’s a story about three living noble men who come across thr

This spooky imagery comes from the medieval story “The Three Living and The Three Dead.” It’s a story about three living noble men who come across three dead people. The dead warn the living to change their ways before it is too late. This is a common theme in medieval ghost stories. Another common theme is ghosts coming back to ask the living for prayers so they can get out of purgatory faster. I’ve shared one such story on my blog. (You can find a link to it on my link tree in my bio!) What’s your favorite kind of ghost story? The three living and the three dead . Arundel MS 83 f.127r . Source: The British Library . . #medieval #manuscript #illuminatedmanuscript #medievalart #medievaltimes #middleages #medievalworld #medievalhistory #illuminated #medievalmanuscript #medievalmanuscripts #medievallife #medievalmonday #historyblog #discoverunder10k #manuscriptmonday #manuscriptillumination #medievalmarginalia #medievalbook #marginalia #historyblogger #themediaevalmonk #discoverunder7k #discoverunder8k #threelivingandthreedead #skeleton #halloween #spooky #💀 #☠️

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