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Herman, Paul, and Jean de Limbourg (Franco-Netherlandish, active France, by 1399–1416). The Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry, 1405–1408/1409. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Cloisters Collection, 1954 (54.1.1a, b) | Completed by 1408 or 1409, probably in Paris, "The Belles Heures," a private devotional book, was the first of several sumptuous manuscripts commissioned by the duke of Berry from the Limbourg brothers, Pol, Jean, and Herman. #Cloisters

The Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry; Made in Paris of tempera, gold and ink on vellum. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cloisters Collection.

Petrus Lombardus (1095?-1160?). Auteur du texte Date d'édition : 1175-1200 Type : manuscrit Langue : Latin Droits : domaine public Identifiant : ark:/12148/btv1b85410066 Source : Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 14266 Provenance : bnf.fr

Feast your eyes on some of the most exquisite and elaborate lettering ever created, the illuminated manuscripts of the Middle Ages.

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The man on the right wears a Houppelande. Additional miniature to Les Petites…

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Detail of a miniature of Guy of Warwick as a courtier and pilgrim, from Poems and Romances (the 'Talbot Shrewsbury book'), France (Rouen), c. Royal 15 E. vi, f.

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