Medieval

An elderly Frenchwoman had the surprise of her life when she recently found out that a humble religious icon hanging in her kitchen was worth millions of dollars.
Balthazar: A Black African King in Medieval and Renaissance Art examines how representations in European art of Balthazar as a Black African coincided with the increased interaction between Europe…
Curator Naomi Speakman explores the fantastical world of medieval bestiaries and the mythical creatures found within.
The treasure is believed to have belonged to a family caught up in 14th-century violence that destroyed the thriving Jewish community of Colmar in Alsace. That anything at all survives is a miracle. 
Including both printed and illuminated masterpieces, Blurring the Line: Manuscripts in the Age of Print (on view from August 6 through October 27, 2019 at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center…
Monsters exert a timeless fascination, and have often been used as a metaphor for the strange, different, extraordinary and appalling.
Discovered after decades stashed in a drawer, one of the world’s most famous and valuable chesspieces in coming to auction. Offered by Sotheby’s in their upcoming Old Master Sculpture & Works of…
On Christmas day in 1950, the original stone pedestal of Scone mysteriously vanished from Westminster Abbey. Months later, it turned up in Arbroath Abbey, wrapped in a Scottish flag.