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Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts

There are 57,303 digital images from 843 titles from The Morgan Library & Museum’s renowned collection of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts now available in CORSAIR. The images and accompanying descriptions are the product of an extraordinary collaboration between the Morgan and the Index of Christian Art. The collection spans some ten centuries of Western illumination, and contains manuscripts from all the major schools, including some of the great masterpieces of medieval manuscript art.

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[Hours of Pierre de Bosredont]. Langres, France, ca. 1465.
MS G.55 fol. 36v
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Book of hours (MS M.253). Paris, France, ca. 1480.
MS M.253 fol. 132r and following.
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Renner. Austria, probably in Tyrol, last quarter of the 15th cent.
MS M.763
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