This drawing is done in brownish ink and wash against a light background, has a narrow horizontal format. It shows a group of figures clustered into the right half of the composition. The central figure is a bearded man, seated under a tree, gazing upward as he holds a loaf of bread in one hand and raises his other hand up in the air. The other figures- two men, a woman and a child- are looking at him intently .
This drawing is done in black chalk with white color highlights against a tan background. It shows an expansive landscape with craggy mountains and a wide sky with swirling cloud formations. In the center foreground area there is a an army of men facing a figure with long dark hair. This man has his arms raised preparing to throw an object at the group. On the right, there is another group of men looking on from behind a tree.
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black chalk and watercolor heightened with white on tan wove paper, mounted on
Leaf from a Bible with decorated initial and vegetal ornament
Artist Unknown, Armenia
This page from a manuscript features two columns of text written in Armenian. An animal-shaped initial, composed of two stylized birds pecking one another, appears in the lower right column. The lower left margin is decorated with a sidebar that elegantly combines geometric and plant motifs. The decorative elements are painted in pink and blue with touches of reddish orange.
This black and white print has a long vertical format showing two nude figures standing in front of a tree trunk. The female is holding an apple in each hand and has her left foot resting on a tablet with the letters HGB. Her face is turned to look at the figure behind her. This figure holds her shoulder with one hand and with the other places a leafy branch in front of her genitalia. On the bottom left corner is a date 1519.
Leaf from a Bible with Daniel in the lions' den aided by the prophet Habakuk
Artist Unknown, France
Two columns of Latin text fill this page taken from a bible manuscript. A painting in a gold rectangular frame is located in the lower right column. An angel descends from a blue semicircular disc in the upper right corner of the painting and grasps a larger figure by the hair with both hands. This second figure holds a jug in his left hand and a plate with bread in his right. A third figure, dressed in a white robe, reaches up toward this larger figure from an enclosure below. He appears against a black background and four gray animal heads overlap his torso.