Happy Passover Wishing peace, health, and joy this Passover 14th century Haggadah-German psalm 79, verse 6 19th cent. after 14th. century missal source 19th century, Ukranian detail from Washingto…
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Master of the Housebook, Pair of Lovers, Germany, 1480-1485. mixed media on panel, Gotha, Schlossmuseum Friedenstein.
Lorenzo Veneziano. Lion Polyptych. c.1356-72. detail of the Annunciation
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Manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Mazarine. Traduction française par Jean de Vignay de la Légende dorée de Jacques de Voragine
Manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Mazarine. Traduction française par Jean de Vignay de la Légende dorée de Jacques de Voragine -- 1365-1375 -- manuscrits
The Annunciation, c. 1450s, from The Llangattock Hours. By an illuminator who knew Jan Van Eyck's work very well. According to the Getty, this is The Master of the Llangattock Hours (Flemish, active about 1450 - 1460) and Willem Vrelant (Flemish, died 1481, active 1454 - 1481). Tempera colors, gold leaf, gold paint, and ink on parchment. Ms. Ludwig IX 7, fol. 53v. Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Domed Reliquary c. 1175 Gilt copper, champlevé enamel and walrus tusk on wood Made in Cologne, this reliquary is believed to have once housed the skull of St. Gregory of Nazianzus, probably brought...
Vierge Ouvrante - AWESOME!
So I stumbled across an incredible set of Marian art as I was looking for a picture to accompany a beautiful prayer I found. I had originally wanted to share the prayer only, but now I want to...
The Crescat - Fortified with vitamin BXVI. Not a substitute for regular mass attendance. Side effects may include mackerel snapping.
… Ten years ago I sat down and wrote my first blog post. My intended audience was simply a few family members who had questions about Catholicism as I went through the RCIA process. They wanted to know what exactly I was converting to. Actually, I think they thought I was joining a cult and just wanted some reassurance. Over the years a small readership grew and I enjoyed having a little fun with my writing. I held contests, hosted… Read more
Animal-headed Divinities in Christianity
This is a fresco of Jesus Christ with his retinue of saints and angels in an Orthodox Christian Church. Notice the 6-winged angels above Jesus and the sain...