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Easter Egg Hunt - Cat is lifting a mouse off a nest of eggs (Bodleian, MS 764, 13th c.)

Easter Egg Hunt - Cat is lifting a mouse off a nest of eggs (Bodleian, MS 764, 13th c.)

To mark #EasterSunday, this is a depiction of the Risen Christ with three sleeping soldiers from the Isabella Breviary manuscript

To mark #EasterSunday, this is a depiction of the Risen Christ with three sleeping soldiers from the Isabella Breviary manuscript

Cats bein' cats in medieval illuminations. Or, as Google helpfully suggested: indifferent-cats-in-illuminated-manuscripts

Cats bein' cats in medieval illuminations. Or, as Google helpfully suggested: indifferent-cats-in-illuminated-manuscripts

"The Angel Slaying the Assyrians and the Death of Sennacherib," leaf from a book of Old Testament prophets, Sicily, about 1300, tempera colors and gold on parchment. The J. Paul Getty Museum.

"The Angel Slaying the Assyrians and the Death of Sennacherib," leaf from a book of Old Testament prophets, Sicily, about 1300, tempera colors and gold on parchment. The J. Paul Getty Museum.

Inspired by Banned Books Week, which celebrates free and open access to information, we present this page from our manuscripts collection that was removed from the 13th-century Morgan Picture Bible. Why? It was owned in the 1600s by Persian ruler Shah Abbas, who, it is suspected, did not approve of this story about a son's defiance of his father.  This page, painted in tempera and gold leaf, shows the battle between the armies of traitorous Absalom and his father King David, and Absalom's…

Inspired by Banned Books Week, which celebrates free and open access to information, we present this page from our manuscripts collection that was removed from the 13th-century Morgan Picture Bible. Why? It was owned in the 1600s by Persian ruler Shah Abbas, who, it is suspected, did not approve of this story about a son's defiance of his father. This page, painted in tempera and gold leaf, shows the battle between the armies of traitorous Absalom and his father King David, and Absalom's…

Detail of a miniature of a lion, with a camel and other animals below from Royal 12 F XIII

Detail of a miniature of a lion, with a camel and other animals below from Royal 12 F XIII

Heinrich Aldegrever (German, ca. 1502–1555/1561). Mars, in armor, standing in profile to the left and holding a burning torch, a cow and a horse behind him, from 'The seven planets,' 1533. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Phyllis Massar, 2011 (2012.136.784.2) #horses

Heinrich Aldegrever (German, ca. 1502–1555/1561). Mars, in armor, standing in profile to the left and holding a burning torch, a cow and a horse behind him, from 'The seven planets,' 1533. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Phyllis Massar, 2011 (2012.136.784.2) #horses

Twenty-four Illustrations of Poems of the Thirty-six Poets. 1790. Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Department of Asian Art. Japanese Illustrated Books. #illustrations

Twenty-four Illustrations of Poems of the Thirty-six Poets. 1790. Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Department of Asian Art. Japanese Illustrated Books. #illustrations

A 14th-century Italian King of Cats (MS Lyell 71)

A 14th-century Italian King of Cats (MS Lyell 71)

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