The mythological headless creature known as a Blemmyes. Believed to have had their eyes in their shoulders and mouth in their chests.
The Rutland Psalter. Folios 57r, 88r 84r respectively.
Manuscript made in England, possibly in London circa AD 1260
Add MS 62925: Images from the British Library manuscript website.
British Library, Royal MS 19 D III, detail of f. 603r. Bible Historiale, Volumes 1 and 2, in the expanded early version (Grande Bible historiale complétée) and additional texts (1411)
Apollo Detail of a miniature of Apollo shooting arrows at Corinus, after the white raven has reported her unfaithfulness, in ‘L’Épître Othéa’. Origin: France, Central (Paris) Attribution: Attributed to the Master of the Cité des Dames and workshop.c. 1410-c. 1414
I love how Apollo is depicted here.
unknown French artist (French), Martyred Female Saint , 14th century, polychrome limestone
Portland Art Museum
“Evangelist Portraits in the Codex Aureus”
Four Evangelist portraits with architectural backgrounds and their respective symbols done in a lavish and dramatic style in a Gospel book.
Tempera and gold on vellum.
Made in 870 for Carolingian emperor Charles the Bald as a gift for King Arnulf. Part of the ‘Palace School’ style of rich ornamentation and expressive brushwork. Given to St. Emmeram’s Abbey and then moved to the Bavarian State Library, where it is currently held.
"Maria im Ährenkleid" or "Madonna of the Ears", c. 1490 Salzburg, Austria