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    • Bible, France, mid 13th century, fragment.

    • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval--France; Manuscripts, Medieval; Illuminations 1200-1500
    • Leaf from a small portable Gothic Bible, copied in France in the thirteenth century. The Latin translation used throughout this period was known as the Vulgate, since Latin was the common or vulgar language read by all literate people of the time....
    • Meter.

    • Assimilation (Sociology)--United States; Immigrants--Cultural assimilation; Students, Foreign--Books and reading; Body image in art; Artists' books--Specimens
    • "Images and text were printed using Epson Stylus Pro 9800 on Somerset Velvet fine art paper, then laser cut and bound in single page Coptic binding structure with plastic covers at Columbia College Chicago's Center for Book and Paper Arts 2011. The...
    • 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...
    • The phoenix.

    • English poetry--Old English, ca. 450-1100; Artists' books--Specimens
    • Edition of 50. / Includes insert with instructions on viewing the English translation of text, on verso of spine strip. / Issued in clamshell case. / University of Iowa Libraries' copy is no. 15 and signed by Cathy Ledeker and Linda...
    • 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 Commentary fragment.

    • Koran--Commentaries
    • Original sixteenth century leaf from a commentary or writings about the text of the Qur'an written on handmade paper. Followers of Islam find the Qur'an to be the literal word of God, revealed through the prophet Muhammad and containing all things...
    • 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...
    • History in Persian, fragment.

    • Persian language
    • Leaf from a nineteenth century Persian language history book produced in India, most likely Jaipur, in AH 1284. The date, according to the Islamic calendar, is counted from 622 CE when the Prophet Muhammad made his Hijra or Hegira, moving from...
    • History in Persian, fragment.

    • Persian language
    • Leaf from a nineteenth century Persian language history book produced in India, most likely Jaipur, in AH 1284. The date, according to the Islamic calendar, is counted from 622 CE when the Prophet Muhammad made his Hijra or Hegira, moving from...
    • Hafiz, 14th cent. Divan, fragment.

    • Persian poetry
    • Persian poetry, written in calligraphy on handmade paper. This original fourteenth century leaf is from a calligraphic manuscript of the Divan of Hafiz, the collected poems of the poet also known as Muhammed Shamsuddin Hafiz or Shamsoddin Mohammad...
    • H.H. Kavanaugh.

    • Portraits; Men; Bishops
    • Autographed photogravure portrait of Bishop Hubbard H. Kavanaugh of the Methodist Episcopal Church, wearing a jacket and vest. The portrait has a few blemishes. Printed on recto: Rev. Bishop Hubbard H. Kavanaugh, D.D.
    • Emily Rigl.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women; Costumes; Posing
    • Full-length character portrait of actress Emily Rigl wearing a long dress and carrying a handbag. She is standing in front of a backdrop of what appears to be a garden. Rigl was born in the Netherlands and began performing in musicals and...

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