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    Sacramentary of Henry II

    Sakramentar Heinrichs II. – Faksimile Verlag – 2010 – 1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size) – The front cover o ...

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    The St. Peter Pericopes

    A masterpiece of Romanesque illumination, 55 colourful miniatures on golden grounds – and thus the wealthiest picture cycle ever seen in a high-medieval Gospel manuscript to date – plus eighty-one initials in gold, mostly anthropomorphic in character, set among colourful blossoms and scrollwork:...

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    Rohan Hours

    The Rohan Hours is one of the most astounding books of hours that was ever created in the history of French illumination. It was the first book of hours in the world to feature full-page miniatures and broke with the strict rules of composition for medieval books of hours. It was produced in Paris...

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    Bamberg Apocalypse

    Zwischen 1000 und 1020 entstand im Skriptorium des Klosters Reichenau ein einzigartiges Wunderwerk der handschriftlichen Buchkunst. Die Bamberger Apokalypse, welche seit dem Jahr 2003 zum Weltdokumentenerbe der UNESCO gehört, ist das bekannteste und kostbarste Werk der Reichenauer Buchkünstler. Es...

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    Prayers of Repentance by Albrecht Glockendon for John II of Palatinate-Simmern

    Count John II’s Prayers of Penitence book is an example of the last high point of book art before the emergence of the printing press. It derives from the hand of the great Nuremberg miniaturist and book artist, Albrecht, who was part of a well know family of artists. The impressive miniatures deal...

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    Crowning Ceremonial of Emperor Charles V

    The Crowning Ceremonial of Emperor Charles V was created in 1530 and documents the ceremonial coronation of Charles V as Holy Roman Emperor. The historical manuscript was in the possession of Pope Clemens VII and is decorated with valuable miniatures and Initials. Today the inestimably valuable...

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    Vatican Office of the Virgin

    Das Offizium der Madonna wurde im frühen 15. Jahrhundert vom Davidmeister aus dem Breviarium Grimani in Brügge angefertigt. Es enthält 34 hochwertige, ganzseitige Miniaturen und unzählige Schmuckinitialen. Die kunstvollen Bordüren der Miniaturen sind typische für die berühmte belgische Buchmalerei....

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    Rudolf von Ems: Weltchronik

    Die Weltchronik des Rudolf von Ems, entstanden um 1255 im Auftrag des Stauferkönigs Konrad IV., behandelt die Geschichte der Welt von der Schöpfung über biblische und historische Ereignisse bis hin zu zeitgenössischen Begebenheiten des 13. Jahrhunderts. Damit verfasste er ein bedeutendes...

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    HOURS OF CATHERINE OF CLEVES

    For the beholder, the facsimile of Catherine of Cleve’s private mediation and prayer book, originating ca. 1430, represents one of the most exciting and high-quality artistic works of 15th century illumination in existence. Found behind the small-format book cover of 19.1 x 13 cm are 714 vellum...

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    Mainz Gospels

    The Mainz Gospels is considered one of the most important testimonies of the German book art of the 13th century. The masterful manuscript is so richly and artistically hand decorated with gold and silver that only one tiny group of people could make it. So the assumption can be made that the...

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    Belles Heures of Jean Duke of Berry

    The Belles Heures of Jean Duke of Berry (1340-1416) are the most richly decorated and the most expensive of the six Books of Hours of the famous Duke. The Limbourg brothers equipped them with no less than 172 brilliant miniatures and decorated each of the 448 pages with shiny gold borders. Nowhere...

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