In the Morgan Library and Museum, New York City

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<em>The Morgan Leaf</em> from The Winchester Bible
The Morgan Leaf from The Winchester Bible

The Winchester Bible is among the most magnificent illuminated manuscripts made in England in the twelfth century.

Lindau Gospels cover
Lindau Gospels cover

Few medieval book covers survive. This bejeweled example depicts the crucified Christ and comes from Charlemagne’s workshop.

Saint Louis Bible (Moralized Bible or Bible moralisée)
Saint Louis Bible (Moralized Bible or Bible moralisée)

This visually dazzling manuscript helped lift King Louis IX to sainthood. A dedication page shows the book’s illuminator at work.

Folio from a Qur’an
Folio from a Qur’an

The lavish materials used for this manuscript convey both its patron’s wealth and the sacred text’s dignity.