Thursday, April 17, 2014
Two couples at seder tables in the Brother Haggadah (British Library Oriental 1404, fol. 7v, 3rd quarter of the 14th century).

Two couples at seder tables in the Brother Haggadah (British Library Oriental 1404, fol. 7v, 3rd quarter of the 14th century).

Seder preparations in the Golden Haggadah (British Library Additional 27210, fol. 15, 2nd quarter of the 14th century). At left, the master of the house distributes matzot and haroset; at right, the cleaning of the house.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Detail of a page; Historiated initial-word panel Ha lahma aniya (The Bread of Affliction), at the beginning of the text of the Haggadah. Beneath the initial words, a miniature depicting a family by the Seder table with the master of the house placing the basket of unleavened bread on the head of one of his children.

The Barcelona Haggadah (British Library Additional 14761, folio 28v), c. 1340

Detail of a page; Historiated initial-word panel Ha lahma aniya (The Bread of Affliction), at the beginning of the text of the Haggadah. Beneath the initial words, a miniature depicting a family by the Seder table with the master of the house placing the basket of unleavened bread on the head of one of his children.

The Barcelona Haggadah (British Library Additional 14761, folio 28v), c. 1340

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Hours of Infante Don Alfonso of Castile (PML M.854, fol. 3v)

Hours of Infante Don Alfonso of Castile (PML M.854, fol. 3v)

(Source: larsdatter.com)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Lost Kingdoms of Early Southeast Asia: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through July 27.

This exhibition explores the sculptural traditions of the Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms of early Southeast Asia, spanning the fifth to eighth century. It will present the results of recent researches in art history and archaeology, which have made it possible to define the cultural parameters of early Southeast Asia, a region that created some of the most exquisite sculpture of the Hindu-Buddhist world.
Sunday, April 13, 2014 Friday, April 11, 2014

While we often think of service animals as being a new phenomenon in terms of the span of human history, the blind have been using dogs since at the Middle Ages, as illustrated in these 14th century manuscripts.

The First Georgians: Art & Monarchy 1714-1760 is at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace through October 12.

In 1714 George I ascended the throne as the first British monarch of the German House of Hanover. With the dawn of a new dynastic age came a silent revolution – one of the most dramatic periods of change across all aspects of British political, intellectual and cultural life.  To mark the 300th anniversary of the beginning of the Georgian era, The First Georgians: Art and Monarchy 1714-1760 explores royal patronage and taste in the reigns of George I and George II as a product of a time when Britain was the world’s most liberal, commercial and modern society. It brings together over 300 works in the Royal Collection from royal residences across the UK.

The First Georgians: Art & Monarchy 1714-1760 is at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace through October 12.

In 1714 George I ascended the throne as the first British monarch of the German House of Hanover. With the dawn of a new dynastic age came a silent revolution – one of the most dramatic periods of change across all aspects of British political, intellectual and cultural life.

To mark the 300th anniversary of the beginning of the Georgian era, The First Georgians: Art and Monarchy 1714-1760 explores royal patronage and taste in the reigns of George I and George II as a product of a time when Britain was the world’s most liberal, commercial and modern society. It brings together over 300 works in the Royal Collection from royal residences across the UK.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 Wednesday, April 9, 2014

"Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections" is at the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades, California through August 25.

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