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Quadripartite indenture made between Henry VII, John Islip, abbot of Westminster, the abbot of St Albans and the mayor and commonalty of London in 20 Henry VII England 1504-1505
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Hours of Dionora of Urbino “ Memento mori ” : death gazing upon her reflection in a looking glass Italy, Ferrara, c.1509-1520
Book of Hours France, Tours, c1515-1520. David and Bathsheba
Book of hours The book of hours is the most common type of surviving medieval illuminated manuscript. Like every manuscript, each manuscript book of hours is unique in one way or another, but most contain a similar collection of texts, prayers and psalms, often with appropriate decorations, for Christian devotion. Illumination or decoration is minimal in many examples, often restricted to decorated capital letters at the start of psalms and other prayers, but books made for wealthy patrons may be extremely lavish, with full-page miniatures. ספר השעות -ספר תפילות נוצרי הכולל פרקי תהילים וטקסטים דתיים אחרים. הספרים במקורם פרטו את התפילות שיש לומר בכל שעה משעות היום. במהלך השנים נוספו בהם פרטים אודות החגים ואףו אירועים חילוניים. פרטים אודות החגים ואףו אירועים חילוניים. ספרי השעות שנכתבו בימי הביניים ייחודיים ומיוחדים בשל עיטוריהם היפהפיים אשר עד סוף המאה ה- 15 ציורו ביד. החל מתקופה זו הספרים מופיעים בדפוס.
Sforza Hours The Sforza Hours is one of the most beautifully decorated Renaissance books of hours in the Library's collection. The superb illuminations by the Italian miniaturist Giovan Pietro Birago and the Flemish illuminator Gerard Horenbout survive with the original brilliance they must have had at the time of their creation over four centuries ago.
Henry VIII's Psalter King David playing his harp is a common illustration seen in Jewish manuscripts. Here, though, there is another dimension to the regal musician: it is also a sumptuous portrait of Henry VIII of England, the owner of this (Christian) Psalter. The Psalter of Henry VIII, between 1530 and 1547.
David and Goliath [Miniature only] David with his sling, in combat with Goliath in armour with shield and spear. Behind, an encampment with soldiers and tents, and landscape with castle in the distance. Image taken from Psalter of Henry VIII. 1530-1547
Nizami ’ s Khamsa (Five Poems), Tabriz, Iran, 1539 – 43. Muhammad ’ s ascent into heaven Muhammad ’ s ascent into heaven Picturing the Prophet This is an unusual example of the Prophet Muhammad pictured in an Islamic manuscript. It comes from a royal miniature made to illustrate a copy of the poems of the celebrated Persian Nizami, and depicts the Prophet's ascension to heaven on the horse Buraq.
Devimahatmya This is one of Hinduism's most beautiful manuscripts. Written on palm-leaf, the Devimahatmya is a Sanskrit hymn extolling the Goddess as the Supreme Principle of the Universe. It was copied in 'Newari' script in 1549 and illuminated in Nepal with 32 miniatures and painted covers in the reign of Jayapranamalla of Bhaktapur (1523 – ?1550) for the use of the king. The Goddess slays the buffalo-demon, and protects the gods Vishnu and Brahma from harm. Bhaktapur, Nepal, 1549 Devimahatmya This is one of Hinduism's most beautiful manuscripts. Written on palm-leaf, the Devimahatmya is a Sanskrit hymn extolling the Goddess as the Supreme Principle of the Universe. It was copied in 'Newari' script in 1549 and illuminated in Nepal with 32 miniatures and painted covers in the reign of Jayapranamalla of Bhaktapur (1523 – ?1550) for the use of the king. The Goddess slays the buffalo-demon, and protects the gods Vishnu and Brahma from harm. Bhaktapur, Nepal, 1549
The Golf Book, the fragmentary remains of a sixteenth-century Book of Hours containing a calendar, with illumination by the Bruges artist Simon Bening.
Jacob's Ladder Initial 'O'; Jacob's Ladder, with text and musical notation. Decorated borders include an elephant, coat of arms, and at the foot, a game of skittles. Produced for Sixtus ab Ottersdorff, Chancellor of Prague 1570.
Ethiopic Gospels This striking manuscript comes from the oldest independent country in Africa. It was commissioned in the late 1600s by the emperor for use in his royal city of Gondar. Generously illuminated with distinctive miniature paintings and highly decorative coloured borders, this is one of the most beautiful of the Library's Ethiopian manuscripts. Its many illustrations include Moses, Aaron, Ruth, Eusebius, John and Carpanius, scenes from the life of Christ, and portraits of the Evangelists. Annunciation to Zacharias
Ramayana The story of Rama is one of the oldest Indian stories and the subject of one of the great Sanskrit epics of Hinduism, the 'Ramayana', attributed to the poet Valmiki. Ramayana, Battle between the armies of Rama and the King of Lanka. Udaipur, 1649-53
The Ramayana is one of the two ancient Sanskrit epics from India. It tells the story of the righteous prince Rama and his rescue of his wife Sita after her abduction by the demon king Ravana. The present illustrated manuscript is laid out on the grandest scale with over 400 paintings originally. It was commissioned by Maharana Jagat Singh (1628-1652), the ruler of Mewar, now part of Rajasthan in western India. The copying of the text was begun in 1649 by Mahatma Hirananda in Jagat Singh's court studio at Udaipur, and finished in the first year of the reign of his successor Maharana Raj Singh (1652-1680).
This book is the culmination of Sahib Din's work and the high point of seventeenth-century Rajput book illustration. Continuity is maintained over the course of the large sequence of paintings by having Rama and his allies always on the left and Lanka and Ravana always on the right. This sequence is only reversed when the battle is won and the exiles set off back to Ayodhya. Throughout the book there is a relentless build up of tension as battle succeeds battle and stratagem succeeds stratagem, culminating in the majestic fight between Rama and Ravana in which each performs according to the dharma into which he has been born.
Wishing to see Sita again and be reconciled with her, Rama visited the hermitage of Valmiki. Sita prayed to the Earth Goddess to receive her if she had never thought of any man but Rama. The goddess herself rose up to receive her on a golden throne and they were both swallowed up by the earth again.
Coptic-Arabic Gospels This bilingual copy of the Four Gospels from 1308 was made in 1663. The Arabic version is in a parallel column to the right of the Coptic text. This is the Gospel of St Matthew.
Expulsion of Adem and Havva The expulsion of Adem and Havva from the Garden of Eden. An angel is carrying a stick and the serpent and the peacock are on the right. Cebrail (Gabriel) watches from a balcony. A miniature painting from a manuscript of Hadikat us-suada, a history of the holy martyrs of the Prophet's family. Image taken from Hadikat us-suada. Turkey. 17th century.
Armenian Prayer Scroll or Amulet, Constantinople, 1655. Selection of prayers, St Sargis on horseback
במסכים המפוזרים ברחבי הספרייה ניתן "לדפדף" וירטואלית ביותר מעשרים כתבי יד עתיקים ונדירים שברשותה. לשמיעת הסבר: לשמיעת הסבר: http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/ttp/ttpbooks.html
Mecca and Medina The annual hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca, has involved Muslims from all round the world for over a thousand years. This prayer book contains two miniature paintings of the holy cities of Mecca (where the black Ka'bah is clearly visible) and Medina. Depiction of the Holy Cities of Mecca and Medina. India, 19th century
Islamic marriage contract This lavish certificate records the marriage of the last Mughal ruler, Bahadur Shah II (r. 1837-57) to Zinat Mahal Begam in India 1840.
מקורות: "The Illuminated page – Ten centuries of manuscript painting ” Janet Backhouse. מצגות קשורות לנושא: הספרייה הבריטית - מצגת ראשונה הספרייה הבריטית - מצגת ראשונה כתבי יד יהודיים בספרייה הבריטית – מצגת ראשונה כתבי יד יהודיים בספרייה הבריטית – מצגת ראשונה כתבי יד יהודיים בספרייה הבריטית - מצגת שנייה כתבי יד יהודיים בספרייה הבריטית - מצגת שנייה כתבי יד כלליים בספרייה הבריטית – מצגת ראשונה כתבי יד כלליים בספרייה הבריטית – מצגת שנייה
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