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Morris Labors of the Months Duc de Berry Book of Hours Medieval Crowns
Bestiary Dragons, Unicorns, Pets Gardens and Herbals Medieval Maps
The Labors of the Months undercabinet backsplash tiles are based on tiles produced by Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Co. (Morris & Co.'s predecessor) in the 1860s-1870s. They in turn were based on earlier tiles made for the Queens' College Overmantel at Cambridge.
Tres Riches Heures undercabinet tiles, January and February. Two months per tile.
The Très Riches Heures tiles are available in two formats:
Limited Edition Murals, suitable for a large backsplash, wall installation, or framed murals. I made the limited edition murals made for the World Food Prize Foundation at the request of Ambassador Quinn. Des Moines, Iowa
Undercabinet Backsplash or Border tiles
Flowers and Feathers, Medieval Crowns based on the crown of Anton Seder, around 1890.
Monoceros is Greek for unicorn, but the Monoceros constellation was unknown to the ancient Greeks. There are no unicorns in Greek mythology, but they do appear in texts of natural history as being native creatures to India. The Monoceros constellation was identified in the 1612 by Dutch cartographer Petrus Plancius. This mural is based on the map in Atlas Coelestis of John Flamsteed.
Unicorns appear in the predecessor of the medieval bestiary, the Physiologus, a second century Christian text written in Greek.
william morris and the birth of arts and crafts (overview and listing)
Early Arts & Crafts (over and listing)
all medieval (overview and listing)
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