Gospel Book (so-called Small Bernward Gospel) | Northeast French and German (Hildesheim) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Gospel Book aka Small Bernward Gospel -- Last 1/3, 9th Century -- Front Cover: 2nd Half, 12th Century -- Northeast French & German -- Opaque gold pain, gold & silver on parchment; Binding & front cover: Leather, copper worked in vernis brun; gilded copper, rock crystal, paint on parchment under horn on oak. Byzantine ivory plaque -- Mepotrolitan Museum of ArtThis artwork is part of Medieval Treasures from Hildesheim at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Flea Market Finds
I'm always on the look out for weekend antiquing adventures. So when I read about Benicia's Annual Peddler's Fair I marked my calendar, cleared my schedule and went to bed early like a child on Christmas Eve. The white tented outdoor vendors lined the streets for blocks in this charming small-town waterside community. I was happy to have stumbled upon this delightful antique treasure trove filled with collectors and flea marketeers. I look forward to my next visit.
Gospel Book, Original treasure binding, Walters Manuscript W.540, Upper board outside
Upper and lower boards made of wood and covered with goatskin, with a rectangular goatskin flap attached to the lower board to protect the fore-edge; two silver plaques have been attached to the upper and lower boards and are joined across the spine through use of 3 sets of 5 silver chains; upper-board silver plaque depicts the Adoration of the Magi in a central, rectangular field, with the figures and decorative elements in repoussé and gilded, with carefully incised details and blue…
The Prayer Book of Claude de France
An extremely rare RENAISSANCE illuminated manuscript, the PRAYER BOOK of Queen Claude de France (1499–1524) was created around the time of her coronation in 1517... The tiny, jewel-like book, measuring just 2 ¾ x 2", is richly illustrated with 132 scenes from the lives of Christ, the Virgin Mary, the apostles, and numerous saints. The work was created by an artist known as the Master of Claude de France. Every page fully viewable online! Gorgeous!
Embroidered picture | Flemish | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Date: 17th century Culture: Flemish Medium: Silk, metal thread and pearls on silk Dimensions: H. 13 1/4 x W. 10 1/4 inches (33.7 x 26 cm) Classification: Textiles Credit Line: Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964 Accession Number: 64.101.1391 This artwork is not on display