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Sawfish and Ship
Bestiary, in Latin. England, probably Lincoln, before 1187
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1902; MS M.81, fol. 69

Worksop Bestiary, in Latin
England, possibly Lincoln or York, before 1187
215 x 155 mm
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1902; MS M.81

Jeweled Binding with Virgin and Child Surrounded by Evangelists, Five Saints, and Two Virtues
Berthold Sacramentary, in Latin
Illuminated by the Master of the Berthold Sacramentary
Germany, Weingarten Abbey, ca. 1215
293 x 204 mm
Purchased by J. P. Morgan, Jr., 1926; MS M.710

Adoration of the Magi
Berthold Sacramentary, in Latin
Illuminated by the Master of the Berthold Sacramentary
Germany, Weingarten Abbey, ca. 1215
293 x 204 mm
Purchased by J. P. Morgan, Jr., 1926; MS M.710 (fol. 19v)

Blanche of Castile and King Louis IX of France; Author Dictating to a Scribe
Moralized Bible
France, probably Paris, ca. 1230
14 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches (375 x 262 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1906; MS M.240 (fol. 8)

Saul Slaying Nahash and the Ammonites; Samuel Anoints Saul and Sacrifices to the Lord
Old Testament miniatures with Latin, Persian, and Judeo-Persian inscriptions
France, Paris, 1240s
390 x 300 mm
Purchased by J. P. Morgan, Jr., 1916; MS M.638 (fol. 23v)

See more images from this manuscript in the online exhibition The Morgan Picture Bible

Yolande de Soissons in Prayer
Psalter-Hours of Yolande de Soissons
434 leaves (1 column, 19 lines), bound : vellum, ill.
France, Amiens, ca. 1280–90
182 x 134 mm.
Purchased by J. P. Morgan, Jr., 1927; MS M.729, fol. 232v

Last Judgment, in an initial A
Leaf from an Antiphonary, in Latin.
Italy, probably Florence, ca. 1280
Illuminated by the Maestro Geometrico.
550 x 365 mm
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan from Leo Olschki, 1907. MS M.273.

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