A pyx (wooden box for communion wafers) covered with bead embroidery; Lower Saxony, second half of 1200s.
Book in a heart shape. Kewl.
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Africa | Processional cross from the Amhara people of Ethiopia | Silver alloy | Processional crosses are mounted on shafts and carried above people's heads in sacred festivals and sometimes in liturgy. Processional crosses were cast as single pieces by the lost-wax method, which is why each object is unique.
Medieval pop-up book, printed in 1455 by Johannes Gutenberg
Ever seen a medieval roll hidden inside a book? Meter-long farmer's calendar kept in a binding (HagueKB130E26). - Erik Kwakkel (Twitter)
“The “Black Book of Hours” is so called, because the parchment was dyed to a deep black colour before it was written and decorated.