Medieval

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. Demons and angels, dragons, mermaids and unicorns filled…

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.
This February, The Ringling will present Knights, an exhibition showcasing stunning examples of European arms and armor from the renowned collection of the Museo Stibbert in Florence, Italy. Through…
The Holy Thorn Reliquary is a work of both ornate beauty and sublime significance. The grandeur and intricacy of the late-medieval French goldsmith’s craft is harnessed for the reverence of a single…
In a new text from Cambridge Press, authors Elina Gertsman and Barbara H. Rosenwein offer readers easy access to understanding a complex period of time. "The Middle Ages in 50 Objects" (Cambridge…