Teaching and Learning: Visual Literacy and Associative Thought: Leaf from a Missal


Leaf from a Missal, ca. 1270–1290. French; Made in Paris Tempera and gold leaf on parchment; 8 3/4 x 5 7/8 in. (22.2 x 14.9 cm). Purchase, Bequest of Thomas W. Lamont, by exchange, 1981 (1981.322). www.metmuseum.org.

A lovely example of a medieval illuminated manuscript. Christ is represented on the cross with the Virgin Mary and Saint John by his side. Adam rises from a stone coffin at the foot of the cross. Angels with symbols of the moon and the sun drift along with the clouds.


Illuminated Manuscripts
Manuscripts and Writing
Queen of Heaven