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is a great way to get visual inspiration for your designs through objects and art. One advantage of ArtStor is you can zoom in very closely on the image and look at the details. ArtStor
Go to Advance Search and set the dates to 800-1400 and the geography limited to Europe
Here are some search term ideas:
"book of hours"
heaven OR hell
Below is an image gallery of the types of images you can find with these searches.
Scenes from the Life of Saint Ursula. Tommaso da Modena c. 1355-66
(c) 2006, SCALA, Florence/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.
Manuscript of the Apocalypse French ca. 1330
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cloisters Collection, 1968 (68.174)
Social Games Tapestry 14th C.
Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg
Bayeux Tapestry: det.: shipwrights at work c. 1077
ARTstor Slide Gallery
Tacuinum Sanitatis fol. 105v linen clothing Late 14 C.
Angel locking the Damned in Hell; illumination, fol. 39 from the Psalter of Henry of Blois mid 12th C.
British Library, London [Cotton MS. Nero C. IV]
Books in Crossett
A Companion to Medieval Art by
Call Number: N5970 .C56 2006
The Glory of Byzantium by
Call Number: N6250 .G55 1997
Codices Illustres: the world's most famous illuminated manuscripts, 400 to 1600 by
Call Number: ND2920 .W37 2014
Call Number: ND623.G6 C58 1993
Atlas of the Medieval World by
Call Number: D117 .M35 2004
Call Number: N8187 .C66 2007