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Medieval Art Monuments[edit]

Image Monument Comments
RomancePapyrus.jpg Romance Papyrus, Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, cod. suppl. gr. 1294 2nd century. Greek. This is a rare surviving example of an illustrated scroll. Most classical scrolls, if they were illustrated at all were illustrated with smal quick unframed drawings inserted into the blocks of text, as seen here. This scroll contains a fragment of an unidentified Alexandrian Romance.
P. Oxy. XXII 2331.jpg Heracles Papyrus, Oxford, Sackler Library, Oxyrhynchus Pap. 2331. 3rd century. Greek. This is another surviving illustrated scroll fragment with small drawings inserted into the block of texts. The illustrations are of the first labor of Heracles, the killing of the Nemean Lion. There is a fragment of an unidentified poem about the labors of Heracles on the papyrus.
VergiliusAugusteusFolio3InitialO.jpg Vergilius Augusteus, Vatican Library, Vat. Lat. 3256, folio 3r. 4th century.
JohnsonPapyrus.jpg Johnson Papyrus, London, Wellcome Library, MS 5753 5th century. Oldest known surviving herbal illustration.
CharioteerPapyrus.jpg Charioteer Papyrus, London, Egypt Exploration Society, s.n Illustration from unknown work.
AmbrosianIliadPict47Achilles.jpg Ambrosian Iliad, Milan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Cod. F. 205 Inf. 5th century. The Ambrosian Iliad is the oldest surviving illustrated manuscript of Homer. This miniature shows Achilles sacrificing to Zeus. The manuscript survives as a set of illuminations cut from the manuscript. The illustrations are in late classical style and have an illusionistic presentation of space typical of that style.
VaticanVergilFol22rFlightFromTroy.jpg Vergilius Vaticanus, Vatican, Vatican Library, Cod. Vat. lat. 3225. Folio 22 recto About 400. The Vergilius Vaticanus is one of the oldest and best preserved extant manuscripts of Virgil. This miniature shows the flight of Aeneas from Troy.
RomanVirgilFolio014rVergilPortrait.jpg Vergilius Romanus, Vatican, Vatican Library, Cod. Vat. lat. 3867. Folio 14 recto 5th century. Author portrait of Virgil.
Vergilius rom 44v.jpg Vergilius Romanus, Vatican, Vatican Library, Cod. Vat. lat. 3867. Folio 44 recto 5th century. Rural scene. May be based on Roman floor mosaics.
ViennaDioscoridesFolio5vAuthorPortrait.jpg Vienna Dioscurides, Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Cod. med. gr. 1. Folio 5 verso 6th century. Author portrait of Dioscurides
ViennaDioscoridesFolio6vDonorPortrait.jpg Vienna Dioscurides, Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Cod. med. gr. 1. Folio 6 verso 6th century. Donor portrait of Anicia Juliana. This is the oldest extant donor portrait.
ViennaDioscoridesFolio148vViolet.jpg Vienna Dioscurides, Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Cod. med. gr. 1. Folio 148 verso 6th century. Illustration of a violet
ViennaDioscoridesCoral.jpg Vienna Dioscurides, Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Cod. med. gr. 1 6th century. Illustration of Coral
ViennaDioscoridesFolio483vBirds.jpg Vienna Dioscurides, Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Cod. med. gr. 1. Folio 483 verso 6th century. Grid with illustrations of birds
CorpusAgrimensorumRomanorum.jpg Corpus Argimesorum Romanorum, Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Cod. Guelff. 36.23 Augusteus 2. 5th or 6th century. Illustration showing picture of an estate and a map of the same estate.
NaplesDioscuridesMandrake.jpg Naples Dioscurides, Naples, Biblioteca Nazionale, Cod. Gr. 1, folio 90r. 7th century.