Explore Medieval Bedroom, Illuminated Manuscript, and more!

Detail of a miniature of the birth of Alexander the Great, at the beginning of book 5, from the Miroir Historial (translated by Jean de Vignay from Vincent of Beauvais's Speculum historiale), Netherlands (Bruges), 1479-1480, Royal MS 14 E. i, part 1, f. 177v

Detail of a miniature of the birth of Alexander the Great, at the beginning of book from the Miroir Historial (translated by Jean de Vignay from Vincent of Beauvais's Speculum historiale), Netherlands (Bruges), Royal MS 14 E.

Birth of Alexander the Great

Detail of a miniature of the birth of Alexander the Great, from Historia Alexandri Magni, Netherlands (Bruges), c. 1485 - Royal MS 20 C III, f.

St. Matthew writing his Gospel  book of hours, Bruges ca. 1510-1525  Rouen, BM, ms. 3028, fol. 63r

Matthew writing his Gospel, Book of Hours, Bruges ca. Note settle covered with a throw; fire screen (for the summer); parchemin panel on furniture bottom left.

Bible historiale by Guiard des Moulins, beginning of the 15th century, Birth of Israel (BNF Fr. 10, fol. 444)

Bible historiale by Guiard des Moulins, beginning of the century, Birth of Israel (BNF Fr.

Birth of Saturn's children

Image of an item from the British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts

Detail

Miniature of Fremund's birth. Seems to be in a humble home. Lives of SS Edmund and Fremund. Harley 2278 f.

A rather charming detail from the fragments of medieval carving incorporated by Pugin into the reredos at Oscott College chapel. This shows the Magi, not at the stable of Bethlehem, as is normal, but around a rather luxurious bed in which the Blessed Virgin Mary has given birth to the Christ.

A rather charming detail from the fragments of medieval carving incorporated by Pugin into the reredos at Oscott College chapel. This shows the Magi, not at the stable of Bethlehem, as is normal, but around a rather luxurious bed in which the Blessed Virgin Mary has given birth to the Christ.

Pinterest
Search