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An illuminated manuscript is a book written and decorated completely by hand. Illuminated manuscripts were among the most precious objects produced in the Middle Ages and the early Renaissance, primarily in monasteries and courts. Society's rulers--emperors, kings, dukes, cardinals, and bishops--commissioned the most splendid manuscripts.

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'Outstanding' collection of illuminated royal manuscripts set to fetch £16m at auction

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Early 15th c art (illuminated manuscripts) with images of armour. British Library collection, Harley 4431 - The Book of the Queen, f. 135

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Late-gothic dragon playing the flute in a mandorla. Medieval manuscript illumination in Europe.

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