Face-to-Face with Death @BLMedieval : Matteo da Milano, Hours of Eleonora Gonzaga, about 1510-1515, tempera and gold leaf on parchment. The British Library, London (Ms. Yates Thompson 7, fol. 174). Explore additional stunning illuminations here.
Comprising a tapestry-woven red-legged quail in profile to the right, circa 4th-5th Century A.D.; and another purple and brown fragment with figure of a horseman holding up a wreath, four birds in quarter, circa 5th-7th Century A.D. 5½ in. (14 cm.) wide max.