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larsdatter:

While we often think of service animals as being a new phenomenon in terms of the span of human history, the blind have been using dogs since at the Middle Ages, as illustrated in these 14th century manuscripts.

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#medieval  #art  #illumination  #animals  #history 
medieval:

Belial shows Solomon Adam and Eve standing by the Tree of Life.
1473 c.e.  Auct. 2Q inf. 2.34

medieval:

Belial shows Solomon Adam and Eve standing by the Tree of Life.

1473 c.e.  Auct. 2Q inf. 2.34

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— 17 hours ago with 315 notes
artofthedarkages:

A Byzantine solidus with diademed busts of the emperor Heraclius and his son Constantine III as co-consuls.
Cast out of gold.
Made in the 7th century at Constantinople. Currently on auction at Downies.

artofthedarkages:

A Byzantine solidus with diademed busts of the emperor Heraclius and his son Constantine III as co-consuls.

Cast out of gold.

Made in the 7th century at Constantinople. Currently on auction at Downies.

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— 18 hours ago with 30 notes
manuscriptjourneys:

Portrayal of the Crucifixion of Christ in an 11th century manuscript on Flickr.
The scenes portraying Christ on the cross, often referred to also as the Crucifixion of Christ , derive their visual details mainly from the four Gospels. However, these accounts vary considerably in detail and therefore it is not unnatural that different aspects and variations of the scene could be represented.  The standard iconographic composition almost always presents crucified Christ positioned in the middle of the scene where he is shown stripped of his cloths. The figures of Virgin Mary and St. John the Apostle are frequently the only figures included in the composition. Other expended versions of the theme, however, include several other pairs of figures of both historical and symbolic relevance that traditionally appear to the right and the left of the cross. In some variations, the scene presents Christ`s cross erected between those of two thieves who were crucified at the same time with him. In other variations, the scene might include soldiers who cast lots for Christ`s cloths, or the figure of centurion, the Roman army officer, who pierced Christ`s side with a spear and afterward declared him to be the Son of God. Often, on the upper part of the composition, there are small personifications of the Sun and Moon which were eclipsed at the Crucifixion. In some cases, the scene depicts an affixed sign on the cross with the Latin acronym “INRI” ( Iēsus Nazarēnus, Rēx Iūdaeōrum ), which in English reads as “Jesus of Nazareth, The King of the Jews”.  Link to the “Crucifixion of Christ” set. Link to the “Scenes from the life of Chris” collection.  Manuscript title: Computus, Breviary, Gradual, Sacramentary Origin: St. Gall (Switzerland) Period: 11th century  Image source: St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 338, p. 340 – Computus, Breviary, Gradual, Sacramentary ( www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/csg/0338/340 )

manuscriptjourneys:

Portrayal of the Crucifixion of Christ in an 11th century manuscript on Flickr.

The scenes portraying Christ on the cross, often referred to also as the Crucifixion of Christ , derive their visual details mainly from the four Gospels. However, these accounts vary considerably in detail and therefore it is not unnatural that different aspects and variations of the scene could be represented.

The standard iconographic composition almost always presents crucified Christ positioned in the middle of the scene where he is shown stripped of his cloths. The figures of Virgin Mary and St. John the Apostle are frequently the only figures included in the composition. Other expended versions of the theme, however, include several other pairs of figures of both historical and symbolic relevance that traditionally appear to the right and the left of the cross. In some variations, the scene presents Christ`s cross erected between those of two thieves who were crucified at the same time with him. In other variations, the scene might include soldiers who cast lots for Christ`s cloths, or the figure of centurion, the Roman army officer, who pierced Christ`s side with a spear and afterward declared him to be the Son of God. Often, on the upper part of the composition, there are small personifications of the Sun and Moon which were eclipsed at the Crucifixion. In some cases, the scene depicts an affixed sign on the cross with the Latin acronym “INRI” ( Iēsus Nazarēnus, Rēx Iūdaeōrum ), which in English reads as “Jesus of Nazareth, The King of the Jews”.

Link to the “Crucifixion of Christ” set.

Link to the “Scenes from the life of Chris” collection.

Manuscript title: Computus, Breviary, Gradual, Sacramentary

Origin: St. Gall (Switzerland)

Period: 11th century

Image source: St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 338, p. 340 – Computus, Breviary, Gradual, Sacramentary ( www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/csg/0338/340 )

— 20 hours ago with 17 notes
manuscriptjourneys:

Portrayal of the Crucifixion of Christ in a 12th century manuscript on Flickr.
The scenes portraying Christ on the cross, often referred to also as the Crucifixion of Christ , derive their visual details mainly from the four Gospels. However, these accounts vary considerably in detail and therefore it is not unnatural that different aspects and variations of the scene could be represented.  The standard iconographic composition almost always presents crucified Christ positioned in the middle of the scene where he is shown stripped of his cloths. The figures of Virgin Mary and St. John the Apostle are frequently the only figures included in the composition. Other expended versions of the theme, however, include several other pairs of figures of both historical and symbolic relevance that traditionally appear to the right and the left of the cross. In some variations, the scene presents Christ`s cross erected between those of two thieves who were crucified at the same time with him. In other variations, the scene might include soldiers who cast lots for Christ`s cloths, or the figure of centurion, the Roman army officer, who pierced Christ`s side with a spear and afterward declared him to be the Son of God. Often, on the upper part of the composition, there are small personifications of the Sun and Moon which were eclipsed at the Crucifixion. In some cases, the scene depicts an affixed sign on the cross with the Latin acronym “INRI” ( Iēsus Nazarēnus, Rēx Iūdaeōrum ), which in English reads as “Jesus of Nazareth, The King of the Jews”.  Link to the “Crucifixion of Christ” set. Link to the “Scenes from the life of Chris” collection.  Manuscript title: Psalterium Origin: Southwest Germany Period: 12th century  Image source: Sarnen, Benediktinerkollegium, Cod. membr. 19, p. 8r – Psalterium ( www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/bks/membr0019/8r )

manuscriptjourneys:

Portrayal of the Crucifixion of Christ in a 12th century manuscript on Flickr.

The scenes portraying Christ on the cross, often referred to also as the Crucifixion of Christ , derive their visual details mainly from the four Gospels. However, these accounts vary considerably in detail and therefore it is not unnatural that different aspects and variations of the scene could be represented.

The standard iconographic composition almost always presents crucified Christ positioned in the middle of the scene where he is shown stripped of his cloths. The figures of Virgin Mary and St. John the Apostle are frequently the only figures included in the composition. Other expended versions of the theme, however, include several other pairs of figures of both historical and symbolic relevance that traditionally appear to the right and the left of the cross. In some variations, the scene presents Christ`s cross erected between those of two thieves who were crucified at the same time with him. In other variations, the scene might include soldiers who cast lots for Christ`s cloths, or the figure of centurion, the Roman army officer, who pierced Christ`s side with a spear and afterward declared him to be the Son of God. Often, on the upper part of the composition, there are small personifications of the Sun and Moon which were eclipsed at the Crucifixion. In some cases, the scene depicts an affixed sign on the cross with the Latin acronym “INRI” ( Iēsus Nazarēnus, Rēx Iūdaeōrum ), which in English reads as “Jesus of Nazareth, The King of the Jews”.

Link to the “Crucifixion of Christ” set.

Link to the “Scenes from the life of Chris” collection.

Manuscript title: Psalterium

Origin: Southwest Germany

Period: 12th century

Image source: Sarnen, Benediktinerkollegium, Cod. membr. 19, p. 8r – Psalterium ( www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/bks/membr0019/8r )

— 20 hours ago with 11 notes
colleenrants:

A 1/8 share certificate for the Stora Kopparberg (“Great Copper Mountain”) Mine, from 1288 - One of the fist joint stock companies in the world.

colleenrants:

A 1/8 share certificate for the Stora Kopparberg (“Great Copper Mountain”) Mine, from 1288 - One of the fist joint stock companies in the world.

— 21 hours ago with 24 notes
#medieval  #history  #sigil 
assyrian-prince:

The Triumphal Entry, from a Medieval Syriac manuscript

assyrian-prince:

The Triumphal Entry, from a Medieval Syriac manuscript

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— 23 hours ago with 89 notes
#medieval  #art  #illumination  #Eastern 
manuscriptjourneys:

HIP00054796 by Monsterdude101 http://flic.kr/p/myiUaZ zoroaster with two demons (miniature from pseudo-aristotle secretum secretorum), 1425. artist: anonymous

manuscriptjourneys:

HIP00054796 by Monsterdude101 http://flic.kr/p/myiUaZ zoroaster with two demons (miniature from pseudo-aristotle secretum secretorum), 1425. artist: anonymous

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#medieval  #art  #illumination  #demons 
aleyma:

Frankish, Disk brooch, 7th century or later (source).

aleyma:

Frankish, Disk brooch, 7th century or later (source).

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John William Inchbold, At Bolton, 1855

John William Inchbold, At Bolton, 1855

(Source: lush-retina, via adrianxxx777)

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