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Fragment of a Book of the Dead with the Egyptian god Horus, illustrated manuscript on papyrus [Egypt, probably c. 1500-1200 BC.] Fragment of a scr...

A Funeral Procession and Funerary Sacrifices on fragments from a Book of the Dead, in hieratic script, illustrated scroll on papyrus [Egypt, Middl...

ǂ Account of the flooding of the Nile and the geography of the region around Canopus, in Greek, remains of two columns from a manuscript on papyru...

ǂThe Bruce fragment of Melito of Sardis, Peri Pascha (homily on the Paschal mystery, quoting Exodus 12:5-11), in Akhmimic dialect of Coptic, manus...

ƟBible, Cantica Canticorum (Song of Songs 4:12-14 and 5:8-9), in Sahidic Coptic, minuscule manuscript on parchment [Egypt, fifth century]Two leave...

ǂBible, Zechariah 14:21-Malachi 2:10, in Hebrew, manuscript on parchment [Oriental (Near East), tenth or eleventh century] Single large square lea...

Small fragment from a service book, with music in St Gall neumes, in Latin, Carolingian manuscript on parchment [probably northern France, late ni...

Leo the Great, Tractatus LXXII, in Latin, single leaf from a vast Carolingian manuscript on parchment [Germany (probably western Germany), first o...

Bifolium from a Ritual, with parts of rites for baptism and penitence, in Latin, from a decorated manuscript on parchment [north Italy (most proba...

Bifolium from a New Testament with readings from John and the Pauline Epistles, in Latin on parchment [probably France or Low Countries, tenth cen...

Cicero, De Inventione, in Latin, single leaf from a Romanesque manuscript, on parchment [France, second half of twelfth century] Single leaf with ...

Pliny the Elder, Historia Naturalis, ‘De Metallis’, in Latin, humanist manuscript on paper [Italy, c. 1450] Single leaf, with single column of 20 ...

Prudentius, Psychomachia, in Latin verse, manuscript on parchment [Italy, c. 1300 or fourteenth century] Bifolium, each leaf with single column of...

Fragment from a bifolium and a fragment from the same copy of Nonius Marcellus, De compendiosa doctrina (a dictionary-like encyclopedia quoting nu...

Isidore of Seville, Etymologies, in Latin with occasional words in Greek, decorated manuscript on parchment [probably France, early fourteenth cen...

Leaf from an early Atlantic Bible (II Samuel 8-11), in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Italy, late eleventh century or perhaps c. 1100]Single monu...

Two cuttings from an Atlantic Bible leaf (with parts of Nehemias), in Latin, manuscript on parchment [probably France, late eleventh century or ea...

Bifolium from a Glossed Gospel of Matthew, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [probably France, first half of twelfth century] Bifolium, each leaf ...

Leaf from a Glossed Bible, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [northern France, twelfth century] Single leaf, with 6 short quotations fro...

Bifolium from a monumental Romanesque copy of Gregory the Great, Moralia in Job, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [France, c. 1180] Bif...

Gregory the Great, Homiliae in Ezechielem, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [probably Germany, mid-twelfth century] Single leaf, with s...

Leaf from a Missal with large acanthus-leaf encased initial, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Germany (perhaps Rhineland), early thirt...

Leaf from a Missal, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [France, middle third of thirteenth century (after c. 1230)] Single leaf, with dou...

Remains of two bifolia, one from a large Bible (III Kings), the other from a Lectionary, both in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [norther...

Collection of fragments illustrating early medieval music, in Latin, manuscripts on parchment [twelfth to fourteenth century] Six cuttings, cut la...

Fragment from a leaf of Florus of Lyon, Commentary on the Pauline Epistles, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [France, late twelfth cent...

Fragment from a leaf of Hugh of Saint-Cher, Commentary on Luke, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [France, opening decades of thirteenth century (...

William Peraldus, Tractatus de Charitate, single leaf in situ on binding of a printed book, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [probably France, fi...

Three cuttings from leaves from a miniature devotional text, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [France, early thirteenth century] One large cuttin...

Small slip with the readings for the election of prelates with two delicately drawn pointing fingers, in Latin, decorated manuscript on paper [Ger...

Leaves from a German Bible translation, with short openings of readings in Latin, decorated manuscript on paper [Germany, fifteenth century] 12 le...

Ɵ Bifolium from a Gratian, Decretum, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment, in situ on the binding of an early eighteenth-century account bo...

Two leaves from a copy of Gratian, Decretum, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [France (probably south, perhaps Montpellier), early four...

Leaf from a copy of Guido de Baysius, Rosarium, sive Commentarium in Decretum, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Italy (perhaps Bologna...

An account book binding formed from leaves recovered from a thirteenth-century legal codex, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Italy (pr...

Two leaves (one bisected laterally) from a medical treatise on pustules, scaly skin infections, blood-coloured discolourations on the skin and oth...

Half-leaf from a copy of Aristotle, Metaphysica, in Latin translation, from a decorated manuscript on parchment [probably France, thirteenth centu...

A teaching collection made up from fragments and cuttings from medieval manuscripts, all in Latin and on parchment [twelfth to fifteenth century] ...

ƟFragment from the earliest known Malmesbury cartulary, with parts of charters claiming the Anglo-Saxon saint, Aldhelm, as their recipient, in Lat...

Cutting from a Psalter Commentary, in Latin, manuscript in parchment [England, late eleventh century or early twelfth century] Rectangular cutting...

Magister Rufinus, Summa decretorum, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [England, middle third of the twelfth century] Strip cut from the vertical s...

Bifolium from the Interpretations of the Hebrew Names from a notably large University Bible, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [northern...

Bifolium from the Interpretations of the Hebrew Names from a notably large University Bible, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [France, ...

Alexander of Hales, Summa theologica, in Latin, from a large decorated manuscript on parchment [England, thirteenth century]Single leaf, with doub...

Aristotle, De Anima, book 3, with extensive gloss, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [almost certainly England (probably Oxford), thirteenth centu...

Cutting from a large illuminated English Missal, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [England, late fourteenth or early fifteenth century] Rectangul...

Leaf from a copy of Peter of Blois, Epistles, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [France, fourteenth century]Single large leaf, with single column ...

Single leaf from a compendium of Canon Law, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [England, late fourteenth century] Single leaf, with doubl...

Robert Holcot, In Quatuor Librum Sententiam Quaestiones, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [England, second half of the fourteenth centu...

The last leaf from a Book of Hours with Tudor English ownership inscription in verse, and the front and back boards from its binding, manuscript o...

Single leaf from a monumental copy of Gregory the Great, Homilies, with a line-drawn human figure in a large initial, in Latin, manuscript on parc...

Initial in form of dragon-headed man holding a book on a leaf from a decorated Bible, in Latin on parchment [Italy (probably Bologna), fourteenth ...

Cuttings from a liturgical book with a large orange dragon, a historiated initial and an illuminated initial, all on parchment [France, late thirt...

Leaf from an early and impressive Choir Book with a large initial ‘P’, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [France, mid-thirteenth century...

Leaf from an early Gradual with a decorated initial, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Italy (Bologna, or perhaps Tuscany), early fourt...

Leaf from an early Gradual with a decorated initial, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Italy (Bologna, or perhaps Tuscany), early fourt...

Large decorated initial, on a leaf from a very large manuscript choirbook, in Latin on parchment [northern Germany (perhaps Rhineland), late thirt...

The Fool, in a historiated initial on a leaf from an illuminated Choir Psalter, on parchment [Italy (Florence), c.1480-90]  Single leaf, with a la...

Bifolium from a large Missal, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [Italy, fourteenth century] Bifolium, each leaf with double column of ...

Leaf from a Book of Hours, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [Italy (probably Cremona or Ferrara), second half of fifteenth century] S...

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