Old (Ancient Egyptian) solid wood items

Ancient Egyptian wooden furniture. I love this kind of old wood items: aged and natural. I especially chose the ones that would not be overpainted and decorated. Link: https://collections.louvre.fr/en/ark:/53355/cl010017034 Link: https://collections.louvre.fr/en/ark:/53355/cl010018558 Link: https://collections.louvre.fr/en/ark:/53355/cl010024942 Link: https://collections.louvre.fr/en/ark:/53355/cl010007843 Link: https://collections.louvre.fr/en/ark:/53355/cl010006806 Link: https://collections.louvre.fr/en/ark:/53355/cl010010764 Link: https://collections.louvre.fr/en/ark:/53355/cl010010823 Link: https://collections.louvre.fr/en/ark:/53355/cl010008109 Link: https://collections.louvre.fr/en/ark:/53355/cl010036860 Link: https://collections.louvre.fr/en/ark:/53355/cl010008763 Link: https://collections.louvre.fr/en/ark:/53355/cl010008450 Link: https://collections.louvre.fr/en/ark:/53355/cl010008519 Link: https://collections.louvre.fr/en/ark:/53355/cl010007198 Link: https://collections.louvre.fr/en/ark:/53355/cl010037301Continue reading “Old (Ancient Egyptian) solid wood items”

Aristotle’s Historia animalium

1. Since the 9th century, Aristotle’s Historia animalium, an orderly description of various creatures, had been available in an Arabic translation, which Michael Scotus translated into Latin in 1220. The decoration of the initials in this manuscript, which Johannes Heynlin purchased in Paris and bequeathed to the Carthusian monastery of Basel, is rich in drolleries.Continue reading “Aristotle’s Historia animalium”

Lovely letters

Psalter produced in the second half of the 9th century, possibly in northern France. Following the Psalms, which were heavily annotated with commentaries in later centuries (mainly the 14th and 15th centuries), the Psalter is followed by the Canticles as well as a fragment of a Litany of the Saints not produced at St. Gallen.Continue reading “Lovely letters”

Depiction of women in heraldry

St. Gall Abbot Ulrich Rösch’s (1462-1491) book of heraldry, containing 1,626 coats of arms of prominent people from the laity and the clergy, mostly from the southern region of Germany. This heraldic book was probably prepared in the Heidelberg workshop of Hans Ingeram for an unknown customer from the area between the Neckar River andContinue reading “Depiction of women in heraldry”