Illuminated manuscripts from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

These are nativity scenes from illuminated prayer books dating from the late 15th to early 16th century. Randomly chosen, these miniature paintings represent a tiny portion of the collection of illustrated books from the late Middle Ages to be found in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Visit the Beinecke Library’s website to to browse the online collection of Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts.

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