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"Initial D: The Virgin and Child," Masters of Dirc van Delf, about 1405 - 1410. Tempera colors, gold leaf, and ink on parchment. | Within this initial D, the Madonna of Humility sits humbly on the ground. Despite her lowly pose, the anonymous artist or artists, known as the Masters of Dirc van Delf, reminded the viewer of the Virgin's lofty status as the Queen of Heaven by showing her crowned and celebrated by a music-making angel in the upper border.

Initial D: The Virgin and Child (Getty Museum). Masters of Dirc van Delf Dutch, Utrecht, about 1405 - 1410 Gold leaf and tempera colors on parchment 6 x 4 in.

Flight to Egypt-Hours(Nantes)

Flight to Egypt-Hours(Nantes) Illuminated Manuscript~ the first altered books!

Flight into Egypt Book of Hours, in Latin Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1520 Illuminated by Simon Bening (1483/84-1561)

MS M.307, fol. 71v

Flight into Egypt Book of Hours, in Latin Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1520 Illuminated by Simon Bening

The Flight into Egypt, Spitz Master. French, Paris, about 1420. Tempera colors and gold leaf on parchment

The Flight into Egypt, Spitz Master. French, Paris, about Tempera colors and gold leaf on parchment

Tower of Babel. Illustration to the Le recoeil des histoires de Troyes by Raoul Lefèvre  Royal 17 E II folio 8  British Library, London, England  Netherlands (Bruges), circa 1475–1483

Tower of Babel. Illustration to the Le recoeil des histoires de Troyes by Raoul Lefèvre Royal 17 E II folio 8 British Library, London, England Netherlands (Bruges), circa

Visconti Book of Hours.  Italy in the late 14th century.  Commissioned by the ruler of MilanThis particular Book of Hours was created by two master illuminators, beginning with Giovannino dei Grassi before his death, and completed by Belbello da Pavia..

Visconti Book of Hours. Commissioned by the ruler of MilanThis particular Book of Hours was created by two master illuminators, beginning with Giovannino dei Grassi before his death, and completed by Belbello da Pavia.

Afflicting, c 1480, Master of the Housebook

Afflicting, c Master of the Housebook

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Butinone, Bernardino (Italian, c. November The Flight into Egypt. Tempera on panel (poplar), ca.