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Image showing an Indonesian tenth century gold armlet. The band is formed by a row of overlapping lotus petals. The centre is decorated with a male face.
Image showing a folio from a mid-fourteenth century French Book of Hour. Inside the historiated initial D, the Crucifixion is depicted.
Image showing a Stonepaste bowl decorated with human figures and animals. In the centre, Prince Bahram Gur and his favourite mistress Azada are depicted hunting. Below the animal’s paws is a depiction of the moment he crushes her.

The Vision of Piers Plowman'

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The Vision of Piers Plowman

The Vision of Piers Plowman was written by William Langland in 1403. This digitised 'Piers Plowman' manuscript from the Senate Library House collection is written in a set book-hand on both sides of 97 folio leaves of vellum and is bound in modern white pig skin. The first page of the manuscript is decorated with an illuminated capital in blue, with red and brown ink penwork heightened with gold, while the capital at the beginning of each Passus is blue with red ink decorations.
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