Palace of the Porphyrogenitus, Tekfur Saray - Hagia Sophia History
This is Constantine Porphyrogennetos with his wife Eirene Raoulaina. Constantine was born in 1261 and died in 1306
Ye Booke of Howrs: Photo
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Twenty-four More Greek Manuscripts Online
Work continues on the Greek Manuscripts Digitisation Project, generously funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and others. In July we uploaded 24 new manuscripts, adding to our previous totals. We hope you enjoy paging through our newest manuscripts! Details are of course below: Add MS 26115, Philostratus, Imagines (TLG 1600.001),...
Hamilton lectionary, MS M.639 fol. 49r - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts
Evangelist Matthew | Hamilton lectionary | Constantinople | end of 11th century | The Morgan Library & Museum
Gospel Book, Title page to the Gospel of John, Walters Manuscript W.528, fol. 188r
This Gospel book is representative of a large group of illuminated manuscripts produced during the second half of the twelfth century and possibly in the first decades after the Crusader conquest of Constantinople (1204). Its one surviving miniature has been overpainted in the twentieth century but retains some of its original character. Each Gospel opens with an exuberantly ornamented headpiece. To explore fully digitized manuscripts with a virtual page-turning application, please visit…
Miscellany: Physiologus; other texts (Getty Museum)
Miscellany: Physiologus; other texts; Unknown, Angelos Gregorios (Greek (Cretan), active about 1460 - 1480), and Dorotheos of Gaza (Egyptian, active 6th century), and Cyril of Alexandria (Egyptian, died 444); Crete, Greece; 1510–1520; Pen and red lead and iron gall inks, watercolors, tempera colors, and gold paint on paper bound between wood boards covered with probably original brown calf; Leaf: 21.7 × 15.6 cm (8 9/16 × 6 1/8 in.); Ms. Ludwig XV 2 (83.MR.172); The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los…
Slave, scholar, stoic
‘Some things are in our control and others are not … the latter should be nothing to you.’ This wise statement begins the Enchiridion of Epictetus, a Stoic philosopher. Epictetus had some experience of hardships being out of his control: he spent part of his life as a slave. Detail...