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Initial L composed of two winged dragons, one biting tail of the other, enclosing interlacing foliate vines | Gospel book Austria, probably in the monastery of Seitenstetten, between 1225 and 1275 | The Morgan Library & Museum

Initial L composed of two winged dragons, one biting tail of the other, enclosing interlacing foliate vines

Book of Hours, MS M.399 fol.117r - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum

Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1515 Book of Hours, MS - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum

Catholic Church. Book of Hours and Missal :... — Houghton Library

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Catholic Church. Book of Hours and Missal :... — Houghton Library

Catholic Church. Book of Hours and Missal :... — Houghton Library

A miniature from a thirteenth-century English bestiary of a phoenix (symbol of resurrection/rebirth) biting a branch and, below burning before rising again from the ashes; (Harley 4751 f.45). (British Library)

Phoenix, English Bestiary (Harley author unknown, century, housed at the British Library.

Book of Hours, MS M.1004 fol. 169v - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum

Book of Hours, MS fol. - fantastic bird holding shield with raised right claw and stone in extended left claw

Book of Hours (Bodmer Hours), ca. 1400–1410  Michelino da Besozzo (Italian, act. 1388–1450)   Tempera and gold leaf on parchment. The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York

(I think those flowers are Sweet Peas!) Book of Hours (Bodmer Hours), ca. Michelino da Besozzo (Italian, act. Tempera and gold leaf on parchment; x 12 cm) Contents: 95 folios, with 22 full-page illuminations The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York

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