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    • Illuminating the Manuscript Leaves

    • Antiphonaries; Book of Hours; Brevaries; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval; Illuminations 1200-1500; Khamsah; Koran manuscripts; Manuscripts--Medieval; Persian language; Psalters
    • This digital collection includes eighteen illuminated manuscript leaves which were acquired by the University of Louisville Libraries in 2006 with funding from the Pzena Foundation. Dating from 1150 through 1867, these leaves represent Western...
    • Book of Hours, France, early 16th century, fragment.

    • Book of Hours--France--Illustrations; Illumination of books and manuscripts--France--Renaissance, 1450-1600
    • Books of Hours were used for private prayers by lay people. Typically Books of Hours included a calendar, Gospel lessons, and hours of daily prayer including Hours of the Virgin, Hours of the Cross, and Hours of the Holy Spirit, as well as psalms...
    • Book of Hours, France, early 16th century, fragment.

    • Book of Hours--France--Illustrations; Illumination of books and manuscripts--France--Renaissance, 1450-1600
    • Books of Hours (Horae) were used for private prayers by lay people. Typically Books of Hours included a calendar, Gospel lessons, and hours of daily prayer including Hours of the Virgin, Hours of the Cross, and Hours of the Holy Spirit, as well as...
    • Breviary, England, mid 13th century, fragment.

    • Breviaries--England--lllustrations; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval--England; Manuscripts, Medieval; Illuminations 1200-1500
    • Leaf from a book used for daily prayers by a monk or other person living in a religious community, probably in England. The book was written in the thirteenth century on animal skin since paper was not used at that time. The text is from an...
    • Majestic Theatre, exterior.

    • Buildings; Theaters; Cultural facilities; Majestic Theatre (Louisville, Ky.)
    • Address: 618 S. Fourth Street (Building no longer exists.) The Majestic opened as a vaudeville theater in 1908. Beyond that fact, however, its history is far less certain. The most commonly stated version is that the 1908 theater was torn down and...
    • Rialto Theatre interior.

    • Buildings; Theaters; Cultural facilities; Rialto Theatre (Louisville, Ky.)
    • Address: 616 S. Fourth Street (Demolished, 1969). This is the grand staircase to the promenade of the Rialto Theatre. The staircase appears to be made of marble with tile flooring. Modeled on the Capitol Theater in New York City, only the best of...
    • Ekstrom Library, at night.

    • Buildings; University of Louisville--Buildings; Ekstrom Library (Louisville, Ky.); Libraries; Night photographs
    • Ekstrom Library, west entrance (new wing), at night. The entrance has broad steps and large plate glass windows. The exterior is illuminated with bright lights. The architects and the Commonwealth were given the 'Honor Award' by the Kentucky...
    • Cressman Center for Visual Arts.

    • Buildings; University of Louisville--Buildings; Galleries & museums; Night photographs;
    • Cressman Center for Visual Arts photographed at night from the north side of Main Street. Cars can be seen in the foreground and people can be seen inside the building in the glassblowing room and the gallery space. An illuminated sign reading...
    • J.B. Speed Hall at night.

    • Buildings; University of Louisville--Buildings; J.B. Speed Hall (Louisville, Ky.); University of Louisville. Speed Scientific School; Educational facilities; Cupolas; Columns; Night; Night photographs;
    • J.B. Speed Hall, seen from the front at night. The cupola is illuminated, but the weather vane is only barely visible. J.B. Speed Hall was built largely with funds from the Works Progress Administration and James B. Speed's two children, Olive...
    • Khamsah of Nizami, fragment.

    • Khamsah--Illustrations; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Iranian
    • Persian poetry, written in calligraphy on handmade paper. One of Persia's most famous poets, the twelfth century Nizam-uddin Abu Mahommed Ilyas bin Yusuf lived most of his life in Ganja, in what now is Azerbaijan. Nizami is best remembered for his...
    • Qur'an fragment.

    • Koran manuscripts; Manuscripts, Afghani
    • The Qur'an or Holy Koran is the key religious text for Islam. Followers of Islam find the Qur'an to be the literal word of God, revealed through the prophet Muhammad and containing all things necessary for a righteous life. This illuminated leaf of...
    • Qur'an fragment.

    • Koran manuscripts; Manuscripts, Persian
    • An original manuscript leaf from a late sixteenth century or early seventeenth century Persian Qur'an, written and illuminated circa 1570-1630 on handmade paper. The Qur'an or Holy Koran is the key religious text for Islam. Followers of Islam find...

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