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THEME: A page related to medieval history and culture. Mainly illuminations, mosaics, frescoes and other works of art from era 500-1500. Occasionally also paintings portraying important figures / events of Medieval Europe. In addition I collect links to translated medieval manuscripts.

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veterum-regum:

Alan Rufus, 1st Lord of Richmond (1040 - 1093).A prominent companion of William the Conqueror during the Norman Conquest, he is shown here from a 13th Century illuminated manuscript swearing loyalty and faithfulness to King William.England, 13th Century.

veterum-regum:

Alan Rufus, 1st Lord of Richmond (1040 - 1093).
A prominent companion of William the Conqueror during the Norman Conquest, he is shown here from a 13th Century illuminated manuscript swearing loyalty and faithfulness to King William.
England, 13th Century.

— 6 hours ago with 39 notes
#medieval  #art  #manuscript  #illumination  #Norman  #England  #knight 
Ivory panel depicting a marriage between Byzantine princess Theophanu and young co-emperor Otto II in 972. Christ (=authority, legitimacy) is portrayed in the middle, but I just wonder who is crawling below Otto’s feet.
Otto died eleven years later and Theophanu reigned Holy Roman empire between 985 and 991 as an empress regent. 
She is also credited for introducing a fork to western Europe ;).
source: Clio [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC-BY-SA-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Ivory panel depicting a marriage between Byzantine princess Theophanu and young co-emperor Otto II in 972. Christ (=authority, legitimacy) is portrayed in the middle, but I just wonder who is crawling below Otto’s feet.

Otto died eleven years later and Theophanu reigned Holy Roman empire between 985 and 991 as an empress regent. 

She is also credited for introducing a fork to western Europe ;).

source: Clio [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC-BY-SA-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

— 11 hours ago with 13 notes
#medieval  #art  #ivory  #relief  #medieval women  #Theophanu  #Byzantine  #10th century 

tumuseum:

Scandinavian pendant amulet Odin and the Ravens”, X-XI centuries. Silver, gilt.
Vikings, Kievan Rus
— 13 hours ago with 38 notes
#medieval  #art  #pendant  #Vikings  #Odin 
femalenudityinwesternpainting:

"The Creation Of Eve And The Original Sin" (Fresco in the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella of Florence) by
Paolo Uccello (1397 - 1475), Italy

femalenudityinwesternpainting:

"The Creation Of Eve And The Original Sin" (Fresco in the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella of Florence) by

Paolo Uccello (1397 - 1475), Italy

— 1 day ago with 11 notes
#medieval  #art  #Italy  #Paolo Uccello  #fresco 
eadfrith:


The Abingdon Apocalypse - folio 5v - 6r
Origin, England dated to 1275, possibly from Abingdon Abbey.
Images from The British Library Manuscript Website
http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Add_MS_42555

eadfrith:

The Abingdon Apocalypse - folio 5v - 6r

Origin, England dated to 1275, possibly from Abingdon Abbey.

Images from The British Library Manuscript Website

http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Add_MS_42555

— 1 day ago with 24 notes
#medieval  #art  #manuscript  #illumination  #13th century 

separatioleprosorum:

Harald Bluetooth being baptized by Poppo the missionary, probably ca. 970.

Dated to c. 1200

(via dafyddaprhys)

— 1 day ago with 20 notes
discardingimages:

rabbit piper 'The Rutland Psalter', England ca. 1260.
British Library, Add 62925, fol. 100r

discardingimages:

rabbit piper 

'The Rutland Psalter', England ca. 1260.

British Library, Add 62925, fol. 100r

(via dafyddaprhys)

— 1 day ago with 356 notes
artofthedarkages:

A Byzantine solidus with the emperor Heraclius flanked by his sons Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas wearing crowns and holding imperial orbs.
Cast out of gold.
Made in the late 630s at Constantinople. Currently on auction at Roma Numismatics Ltd.

artofthedarkages:

A Byzantine solidus with the emperor Heraclius flanked by his sons Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas wearing crowns and holding imperial orbs.

Cast out of gold.

Made in the late 630s at Constantinople. Currently on auction at Roma Numismatics Ltd.

— 2 days ago with 39 notes
#medieval  #art  #coin  #Byzantine  #emperor  #gold