＋ The Epiphany of the Lord, January 4, 2015 ＋ Et adorabunt eum omnes reges, omnes gentes servient ei. | image: Adoration of the Magi (detail), from the Ruskin Hours, French, about 1300. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Across the top of this page from the Luttrell Psalter stretches a hybrid creature with two dragon's heads and clawed feet emerging at either end of a turtle shell. At the right: a curly-haired man with flamboyant headgear, but with no arms, perches precariously on a tendril which morphs from the tail of a grotesque that worms in to fill up a line ending. Below: another grotesque with a rodent head and a foliate tendril instead of a tongue & scaly legs
The Primary Chronicle (Old Church Slavonic: Повѣсть времяньныхъ лѣтъ, Latin transliteration Povest' Vremyan'nykh Let' , often translated into English as Tale of Bygone Years) is a history of Kievan Rus' from about 850 to 1110, originally compiled in Kiev about 1113. The work is considered to be a fundamental source in the interpretation of the history of the Eastern Slavs.
"Initial D: The Virgin and Child," Masters of Dirc van Delf, about 1405 - 1410. Tempera colors, gold leaf, and ink on parchment. | Within this initial D, the Madonna of Humility sits humbly on the ground. Despite her lowly pose, the anonymous artist or artists, known as the Masters of Dirc van Delf, reminded the viewer of the Virgin's lofty status as the Queen of Heaven by showing her crowned and celebrated by a music-making angel in the upper border.
Roman de la Rose (oeuvre poétique de 22 000 vers octosyllabiques sous la forme d’un rêve allégorique. Il a été écrit en deux temps : Guillaume de Lorris écrivit la première partie (4 058 vers) 1230-1235, puis l’ouvrage fut repris et complété par Jean de Meung (17 722 vers) entre 1275 et 1280), France, 1405