Description: Miniature of the Annunciation, with a border with flowers, grotesques, and a deer in a roundel in the lower margin, at the beginning of the Hours of the Virgin. Origin: Italy, N. (Bologna) Attribution: Matteo da Milano
The Flight into Egypt, Book of Hours, France, 1490-1500: "I learned that the style of its miniatures included both medieval and renaissance elements. In the 'Flight into Egypt' miniature above, both are shown: the renaissance in the architectural surround, and the medieval in the enchanting border." Altoon Sultan on his great blog
Musicians wear two long tunics, one over the other. The tunic on the left is an early example of mi-parti or particolored clothing, made from two fabrics. Cantigas de Santa Maria, mid-13th century, Spain.