Decyphering Medieval Manuscripts

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Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 127 (Weißenauer Passional), fol. 244r, Detail: Initiale R mit Selbstportrait des Illuminators Fr. Rufillus

Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 127 (Weißenauer Passional), fol. 244r, Detail: Initiale R mit Selbstportrait des Illuminators Fr. Rufillus

Egerton MS 633, f. 9. British Library

Egerton MS 633, f. 9. British Library

Full-page miniature of St Dunstan at work, from Smaragdus of St Mihiel’s Expositio in Reglam S Benedicti, England (Canterbury), c. 1170 – c. 1180, Royal MS 10 A XIII, f. 2v

Full-page miniature of St Dunstan at work, from Smaragdus of St Mihiel’s Expositio in Reglam S Benedicti, England (Canterbury), c. 1170 – c. 1180, Royal MS 10 A XIII, f. 2v

English: British Library blog See month in 2011 for specific details on the image Date	18 November 2010 Source	British Library, Additional MS 18851 calendar scenes

English: British Library blog See month in 2011 for specific details on the image Date 18 November 2010 Source British Library, Additional MS 18851 calendar scenes

The Greek capture of Troy - Medieval illumination including scenes featuring the Trojan Horse and the death of Priam. Manuscript miniature of the 14th century,

The Greek capture of Troy - Medieval illumination including scenes featuring the Trojan Horse and the death of Priam. Manuscript miniature of the 14th century,

Miniature of Agravain approaching a damsel in distress in a pavilion, north-eastern France (Arras?), c. 1300 - 1315, Royal 20 D. iv, f. 168v

Miniature of Agravain approaching a damsel in distress in a pavilion, north-eastern France (Arras?), c. 1300 - 1315, Royal 20 D. iv, f. 168v

A leaf from an important illuminated manuscript, Book of Hours, Use of Rouen, in Latin and French, on vellum, circa 1450, (190x140 mm.)

A leaf from an important illuminated manuscript, Book of Hours, Use of Rouen, in Latin and French, on vellum, circa 1450, (190x140 mm.)

The Urbinate Bible, Urb. Lat.1, f2r Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana

The Urbinate Bible, Urb. Lat.1, f2r Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana

Alphonso Psalter British Library

Alphonso Psalter British Library

A segment of text from f.104r, Mark xiii. 17-22, showing the script of the Book of Kells and a couple of the many decorative initials.

A segment of text from f.104r, Mark xiii. 17-22, showing the script of the Book of Kells and a couple of the many decorative initials.

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