Gospel Lectionary, Ornamented headpiece and initial letter "E," with the Resurrection of Christ, and the St. John the Baptist Preaching (John 1:6-9), Walters Manuscript W.535, fol. 9r by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts, via Flickr
Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is another remarkable illumination of St Michael and the dragon. According to the catalogue record at the Walters Museum, it dates from the late eleventh/early twelfth century. Image source: Walters Museum MS W. 26. Creative Commons licensed via the Walters Museum website.
John Damaskin. Russian Orthodox liturgical book, contains hymns, divided by 8 “voices” (types of singing). A method of recording of musical text with hooks has Byzantine roots. It appeared in Russia with the adoption of Christianity. It still remains to the present day, and it’s widely used by Russian Old Believers. Hook books are usually brightly decorated. via: http://eap.bl.uk/database/overview_item.a4d?catId=140492;r=18467 more: http://eap.bl.uk/database/results.a4d?projID=EAP556