Explore the Rich Pageantry of the Golden Age of Handmade Manuscripts! Many of these Western and Non-Western artisans employed elaborate gold leaf decoration, calligraphy and intricate ornamentation on parchment and vellum.
This exhibition includes French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Flemish, English, Armenian, and German medieval European Bibles, prayer books, psalters, books of hours, choir books, missals, breviaries, and lectionaries. Also included are non-Western pages, 17th- and 18th-century leaves from the Koran and Shahnameh (the Persian illustrated Book of Kings), as well as examples of Hebrew texts.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website