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Cashew Nut Botanical Print from 1904....Anacardium by artdeco

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Adhémar de Monteil carrying the Holy Lance in one of the battles of the First Crusade

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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

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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

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The Isabella Breviary The British Library, London f. 184v, King David and his musicians on the fifteen stairs of the Temple

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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.

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Petites Heures de la reine Anne de Bretagne. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, NAL 3027, ...

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