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Design/Objetos - Morris and Morris Tapestry from the Arts and Crafts Movement. A design movement from 1860 to 1910. It stood for traditional craftsmanship using romantic,medieval and folk styles of decoration. It was a reaction against industry at the time.

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Doves roost in a peridexion tree, safe from the dragons below, except for two that have foolishly landed on the dragon's tails.Bodleian Library, MS. Douce 151, Folio 71v

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LASSEDIO DELLA CITTÀ DI TIRO - Folia. Mi niatura tratta dal ‘Romanzo di Alessandro’ - MS. Bodl. 264 (1338-1344), Bodleian Library, Oxford.

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Happy St George's Day! Image: Detail of a miniature of George fighting the dragon, in a Book of Hours: France, c. 1430-1440 (London, British Library, MS Harley 2900, f. 55r).

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