Where did the icon images used in this site originate?
This site’s icon images are taken from the “Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry,” a 15th Century medieval manuscript.
“The Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, or Très Riches Heures, is possibly the best example of French Gothic manuscript illumination surviving to the present day. The Très Riches Heures is a book of prayers to be said at canonical hours created for John, Duke of Berry, by the Limbourg brothers between 1412 and 1416. The book was completed by an intermediate painter and later Jean Colombe between 1485 and 1489. The codex consists of 206 vellum leaves that are 30 cm in height by 21.5 cm in width. The manuscript has changed hands many times and currently resides in the Musée Condé, Chantilly, France.”