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Wine with some wee birds.  Heures à l'usage de Tours, vers 1500. Paris, BnF, Département des manuscrits, Latin 886. Bibliotheque nationale online exhibition: Gastronomie

Wine with some wee birds. Heures à l'usage de Tours, vers 1500. Paris, BnF, Département des manuscrits, Latin 886. Bibliotheque nationale online exhibition: Gastronomie

7/29: Saint Martha - Jesus told her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?’ She said to him, ‘Yes, Lord. I have come to believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one who is coming into the world’ - John 11:25-27 (Flemish illumination from the Isabella Breviary, 1497)

Saint Martha in a Flemish illumination from the Isabella Breviary History Saint Martha was the sister of Lazarus and Mary.

The standard’s symbol of a maiden comes a 1388 poem by Bouden or Baudouin van der Loore, De maghet of Ghend (The Maiden of Ghent), a poem of 240-odd verses, which allegorically describes a war between the city of Ghent and Lodewijk van Maele, Count of Flanders fought between 1379 and 1385.

Painted Banner - Battle standard of the Ghent civic militia emblazoned with the Maid of Ghent maker: Agnes vanden Bossche (attributed to) date: ca.

Table Fountain, c. 1320-1340 France, Paris, 14th century gilt-silver and translucent enamels, Overall - h:33.80 w:25.40 d:26.00 cm (h:13 1/4 w:10 d:10 3/16 inches).

Table Fountain, c. France, Paris, century gilt-silver and translucent enamels,

Death of the Virgin, c. 1400, Master of Heiligenkreuz (Austrian). Cleveland Museum of Art

Master of Heiligenkreuz (Austrian), tempera and oil with gold on panel, Image: 66 x cm x 20 in. Gift of the Friends of The Cleveland Museum of Art in memory of John Long Severance

f.240 Valerius Maximus, translated by Simon de Hesdin and Nicholas de Gonesse Les Fais et les Dis des Romains et de autres gens 1473-1480

Image of an item from the British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts

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