European Scribe – Cropped Image from Harley MS. 11th Century Manuscript Gospels ‘Cologne Gospels’, Courtesy: British Library

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Plaque | 10th–early 11th century; Caliphal | Attributed to Córdoba, Spain | Ivory, quartz, pigment

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The flooded crypt at Winchester Cathedral, England.This low-vaulted stone crypt, which floods in rainy months, dates from the 11th century, the earliest phase of building the Cathedral, shown here with Antony Gormley’s life-size sculpture of a solitary man, Sound II, seen from a distance, between the massive vaults and their reflections. Photo by John Crook

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The Properties of Water, Barthélemy, English, Book of Properties of Things, 15th century (from Maps before Maps from the 11th–14th century)

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