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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.

A coloured map of the world, drawn on vellum on a plane scale, to illustrate the description of Pius II

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Insularium illustratum

The Insularium illustratum was created by Henricus Martellus Germanus, c.1470. The place of creation is unknown. A coloured map of the world, it is drawn on vellum on a plane scale, to illustrate the depiction of Pius II. This digitized map from the British Library collection is bound by dark brown leather over wooden boards, spine recovered, with marks from lost bosses and two clasps.

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