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20 December 2010

Happy Holidays

The British Library's Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts section would like to wish you a happy Christmas...

  A page from a medieval manuscript, showing an illustration of the Nativity, with the Virgin Mary and Infant Christ.

Miniature of the Nativity, Harley MS 1892, f. 8v

...a happy Hanukkah...

  A page from a Hebrew Bible, showing an illustration of a Menorah, surrounded by the figures of animals.
Miniature of a Menorah, from a Hebrew Bible, Harley MS 5710, f. 136

... and a very happy New Year!

A page from the Cocharelli Codex, showing an illustration of a scene in a tavern.

Miniature of a scene in a tavern, Add MS 27695, f. 14 

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