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Détail de Cleopatras chaise de fresque Fête d'Antonio et Cléopâtre de Giovanni Antonio Fasolo dans la villa de Porto Colleoni, Thiene, Italie

detail of Cleopatras chair from fresco Feast of Antonio and Cleopatra byGiovanni Antonio Fasolo in the Villa da Porto Colleoni, Thiene, Italy.

Detail of X or savannarola chair from the "Concerti in the garden " fresco by Ludovico Pozzoserrato in the Museo Civico Triviso

Detail of X or savannarola chair from the "Concerti in the garden " fresco by Ludovico Pozzoserrato in the Museo Civico Triviso

sitting sideways on the X chair. Renouniation of the Weapons. Lower half of the Church of St Martin by Simone Martini. c. 1320-25. Assisi Italy

sitting sideways on the X chair. Lower half of the Church of St Martin by Simone Martini.

The ancient ‘Liber de coquina‘, an anonymous treatise written in Naples at the court of Charles II of Anjou between 1285 and 1309, tells of the constant use of spices, heritage of Roman haut cuisine, and the preference that was given to the assembly of ingredients that were apparently irreconcilable such as sultanas, pine nuts, sugar and vinegar or the technique of boiling meat before cooking it.

The ancient ‘Liber de coquina‘, an anonymous treatise written in Naples at the…

Book of Hours, Use of Rome (the 'Hours of Joanna I of Castile' or the 'Hours of Joanna the Mad') 1486-1506 Add MS 18852  Folio 189r

Book of Hours, Use of Rome (the 'Hours of Joanna I of Castile' or the 'Hours of Joanna the Mad') Add MS 18852 Folio

The gold and precious pigments in medieval religious manuscripts did more than shimmer: they reflected the piety of the books’ owners.

The gold and precious pigments in medieval religious manuscripts did more than shimmer: they reflected the piety of the books’ owners. The Coronation of the Virgin in a book of hours from about.

Large thorn, poor lion. Chavannes-près-Renens, Archives cantonales vaudoises, P Château de La Sarraz H 50, f. 124r – Book of Hours of Jean de Gingins (http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/acv/P-Sarraz-H-0050)

Chavannes-près-Renens, Archives cantonales vaudoises, P…

12 [4r] - Ms. germ. qu. 13 - Salman und Morolf - Page - Mittelalterliche Handschriften - Digitale Sammlungen	 [S.l.], [1479; 15. Jh. 2. Drittel]

12 [4r] - Ms. germ. qu. 13 - Salman und Morolf - Page - Mittelalterliche Handschriften - Digitale Sammlungen [S.l.], [1479; 15. Jh. 2. Drittel]

BNF Horae ad usum Parisiensum ou Petites heures de Jean de Berry http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8449684q/f113.item.r=horae.langEN

BNF Horae ad usum Parisiensum ou Petites heures de Jean de Berry http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8449684q/f113.item.r=horae.langEN

Aw, the lion is outside with his paws on the windowsill, looking in. Avignon BM ms.6733

Aw, the lion is outside with his paws on the windowsill, looking in.

Here Jerome's lion rates a nimbus, which is odd, really. i suspect a little bit of "icon drift" from Mark: Jerome

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

Source : Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, NAL 2661 http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b6000779g/f652.image

Source : Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, NAL 2661 http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b6000779g/f652.image

Illuminated Manuscript, Bible (part), St. Jerome in his study, Walters Manuscript W.805, fol. 1r detail by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts

Illuminated Manuscript, Bible (part), St. Jerome in his study, Walters Manuscript fol. detail by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts

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