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Medieval manuscripts blog

14 February 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day from the Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts Blog!

 

E107582 Royal 10 E. iv f. 139Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a woman at a spinning wheel being kissed by a man, from the Smithfield Decretals, Southern France (Toulouse?) with marginal decoration added in England, last quarter of the 13th century or 1st quarter of the 14th century, Royal 10 E. iv, f. 139

 

 

K144599 Stowe 17 f. 273

Detail of a marginal miniature of the King of Love sitting in a tree with two musicians, aiming his arrows at a couple sitting below, from the Maastricht Hours, Southern Netherlands (Liège), 1st quarter of the 14th century, Stowe 17, f. 273

 

 

E091010 Harley 4425

Detail of a miniature of Amour (Love) kissing the Lover, from a Roman de la Rose, Southern Netherlands (Bruges), c. 1490 – c. 1500, Harley 4425, f. 24

 

E047621a Harley 3567 f. 149

Detail of a miniature of the Triumph of Love, attributed to the Filocolo Master, from Petrarch’s Rime and Trionfi, Northern Italy (Mantua), c. 1465, Harley 3567, f. 149

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