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Aachen

Aachen   Reference library

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City in Nordrhein-Westfalia, Germany. It was the birthplace and residence of Charlemagne, ruler of the Frankish Kingdom, and remained associated

Aachen Altar, Master of the

Aachen Altar, Master of the (fl c. 1485–1515)   Reference library

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He is named after the great winged altarpiece with scenes from the Passion (c. 1510; Aachen, Domschatzkam.), painted for

Aberdeen

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Scottish city situated on the east coast of the estuary of the River Dee and River Don. The city centre

Aberdeen Bestiary

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Deluxe manuscript (Aberdeen, U. Lib., MS. 24) made in England around 1200. It is remarkable for its lavish illustrations, amply

Abraham ben Judah ibn Hayyim

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A treatise on the preparation of colours and gold for use in manuscript illumination (Parma, Bib. Palatina, MS. De Rossi

Acceptus

Acceptus (1039–41)   Reference library

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His name occurs in inscriptions on a marble pulpit in Canosa Cathedral and on the beams of similar pulpits at

Acerenza

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Town and commune in the province of Potenza, southern Italy. Known for its strategic position on top of a rocky

Adelaide of Savoy, Master of

Adelaide of Savoy, Master of (fl c. 1450)   Reference library

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He is named after his principal work, a Book of Hours (Chantilly, Mus. Condé, MS. 76) that was at one

Admont Abbey

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Benedictine abbey on the River Enns in Styria, Austria. It was founded in the mid-11th century by Bishop Gebhard from

Aesthetics

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Branch of Western philosophy concerned with the arts, especially the fine arts, although it often treats the concepts of natural

Aethelwold

Aethelwold (c. ad 908)   Reference library

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With Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury (reg 959–88), and Oswald, Archbishop of York (reg 972–92), he was the moving

Afonso, João

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He probably trained in the workshops of Batalha Abbey, where he absorbed the traditions of Coimbra, and he was the

Agate glass

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Striped-pattern glass in which the coloured bands resemble those of natural agate. The bands are created by mixing molten glass

Agnolo di Ventura

Agnolo di Ventura (1311–49)   Reference library

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He is first mentioned in 1311 amongst the taxpayers of the contrada (district) of S Quirico in Siena. The surviving

Agostino di Giovanni

Agostino di Giovanni (1310)   Reference library

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He is first documented in 1310 in Siena, when he married Lagina di Nese, who was possibly a sister of

Aguilar de Campoo

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Spanish town in the province of Palencia. The chief monument in the town is the monastery of S María la

Ahenny

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Site of an obscure Early Christian settlement formerly known as Kilclispeen (St Crispin’s Church) in Co. Tipperary, Ireland. The only

Aigues-Mortes

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Town in Gard, southern France, in the north-western section of the Rhône Delta or Camargue. It is one of the

Aisle

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Longitudinal passage between seats in a church, auditorium, or similar building. In a church, the term refers more commonly to

Åkirkeby

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Romanesque church in the village of Åkirkeby on the island of Bornholm, Denmark. The church, dedicated to St Hans, was

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