Images from the wonderful Jewel Book of the Duchess Anna of Bavaria.Commissioned in 1552 it contains magnificent illuminations of the duchess’ jewelry by Munich court painter Hans Mielich. Vanished into the back corner of history it only reappeared in 1848 so I could share them with you now.

Jewel #4. Image 53.
Jewel #4. Image 53. © Die Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. Digitalized by Münchener DigitalisierungsZentrum / Digitale Bibliothek. Fair use license. via http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/bsb00006598/images/index.html?id=00006598&groesser=&fip=xdsydenyztsfsdreayaewqweayaxdsydw&no=51&seite=53
Frontispiece.
Frontispiece. © Die Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. Digitalized by Münchener DigitalisierungsZentrum / Digitale Bibliothek. Fair use license. via http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/bsb00006598/images/index.html?id=00006598&groesser=&fip=xdsydenyztsfsdreayaewqweayaxdsydw&no=7&seite=9
Jewel #1. Image 12.
Jewel #1. Image 12.© Die Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. Digitalized by Münchener DigitalisierungsZentrum / Digitale Bibliothek. Fair use license. via http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/bsb00006598/images/index.html?id=00006598&groesser=&fip=xdsydenyztsfsdreayaewqweayaxdsydw&no=10&seite=12
Jewel #2. Image 19.
Jewel #2. Image 19. © Die Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. Digitalized by Münchener DigitalisierungsZentrum / Digitale Bibliothek. Fair use license. via http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/bsb00006598/images/index.html?id=00006598&groesser=&fip=xdsydenyztsfsdreayaewqweayaxdsydw&no=17&seite=19
Jewel #3. Image 34.
Jewel #3. Image 34. © Die Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. Digitalized by Münchener DigitalisierungsZentrum / Digitale Bibliothek. Fair use license. via http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/bsb00006598/images/index.html?id=00006598&groesser=&fip=xdsydenyztsfsdreayaewqweayaxdsydw&no=32&seite=34

I thank my very good friend Colleen P. who tagged me on a link to this fabulous treasure over on Facebook. I had not known of it before. And look out for more blog posts with images from it.

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