A section of foliate border of the Medici device of a diamond ring with three feathers, the motto 'Semper' and the initials 'L. X. P. M.', measuring 410 x 50 mm. Origin: Italy, Central (Florence or Rome)

adorno medieval guarda marco A section of foliate border of the Medici device of a diamond ring with three feathers, the motto 'Semper' and the initials 'L.', measuring 410 x 50 mm. Origin: Italy, Central (Florence or Rome)

Red wyvern with green wings in initial A(ccipiat nos misericordia tua domine) for Collect at end of Psalm 78(79). (MS. Ashmole 1525)

Red wyvern with green wings in initial A(ccipiat nos misericordia tua domine) for Collect at end of Psalm (MS.

Detail of a miniature of George fighting the dragon, in a Book of Hours: France, c. 1430-1440 (London, British Library, MS Harley 2900, f. 55r).

Detail of a miniature of George fighting the dragon, in a Book of Hours: France, c. (London, British Library, MS Harley f. I like the small blue jacket the lady is wearing.

Dragon, German ms., 9th century (Valencienne ms 99).

Bible, first quarter of the century.Et stetit super arena maris et vidi de mare bestiam ascendentem habentem capita septem et cornua decim

eadfrith: A fire breathing dragon battles a lion in folio 13r of The Taymouth Hours Yates Thomspon MS 13 Images from the British Library Manuscript website. http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Yates_Thompson_MS_13

A fire breathing dragon battles a lion in folio of The Taymouth Hours Yates Thomspon MS 13 Images from the British Library Manuscript website.

Initial C | Lancelot du Lac | Northeastern France, perhaps in Saint-Quentin or Laon | between 1310 and 1315 | The Morgan Library & Museum

Lancelot du Lac, Northeastern France, perhaps in Saint-Quentin or Laon, between 1310 and 1315

"Initial R: The Man of Sorrows," Workshop of Valentine Noh, c. 1470-1480. Note the exquisitely detailed background of red and gold behind Christ, and the vibrant colors used for the floral decoration in the margins. #manuscript

"Initial R: The Man of Sorrows," Workshop of Valentine Noh, c. Note the exquisitely detailed background of red and gold behind Christ, and the vibrant colors used for the floral decoration in the margins.

Medieval tournament. Illuminated manuscript; 14th century. Libreria Marciana, Venice, Italy

Medieval tournament. Illuminated manuscript; 14th century. Libreria Marciana, Venice, Italy

The Morgan Leaf, from the Winchester Bible: Frontispiece for 1 Samuel(?) with Life of David (v.) | ca. 1150–80 | British | Lent by the The Morgan Library & Museum, New York

The Morgan Leaf, from the Winchester Bible: Frontispiece for 1 Samuel (?) with Life of David (v. Made in Winchester, England. Tempera and gold on parchment; Lent by the J. Pierpont Morgan Library, New York

Knights on a war elephant repel a group of knights on horseback. Bestiary, England (possibly Rochester), 2nd quarter of the 13th century

Knights in a castle atop an elephant repelling mounted assailants. Folio The Rochester Bestiary copy from Southeastern Endland. Manuscript Royal 12 F XIII

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