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    Coronation of Henry IV,1399. From Jean Froissart's Chronicle. Harl.4380.fol.186 v (detail)


    Euclid (a portrait of architect Donato Bramante), explains a problem of geometry. Behind him Cardinal Pietro Bembo. 1508


    The Astronomer (After restoration). Oil on canvas (1668) 51.5 x 45.5 cm RF 1983-28

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    Astrologers casting horoscopes during the celebrations for the birth of Timur (1336). A miniature painting from a manuscript of Akbarnama. India; 17th century. The Akbarnama, which literally means History of Akbar, is a biographical account of Akbar, the third Mughal emperor, written in Persian. It includes vivid and detailed descriptions of his life and time.


    L'alchimiste dans son laboratoire - The alchimist in his study. Canvas, 47 x 40 cm MNR 926


    The alchemist. Wood,32 x 25 cm Cat.1804


    Planet Jupiter (Pisces) influences the activities of merchants. From the De Sphaera manuscript,which is today considered as the most beautifully decorated astrology book of the Renaissance. illuminated manuscript; 15th century.


    The signs of the Zodiac from the mosaic floor of the cathedral of Otranto, southern Italy. September: a man in Phrygian cap pounds grapes with two wooden paddles. October: a farmer ploughing his field. The cathedral was built in 1088, the mosaic was completed in 1166. See also 40-11-24/36-46


    Hippocrates (Greek physician) and Galenus (Roman physician and philosopher). Fresco; 13th century


    Galileo Galilei before the Holy Office in the Vatican,1632. Painted 1847. Canvas, 196,5 x 308 cm RF 567


    Fakultaetsbild "Medizin". Ausschnitt mit der "Hygieia". Deckenpanneau fr den Festsaal der Wiener Universit„t. "Medicine",part of the ceiling fresco for the Vienna University,1900/07. Canvas,430 x 300 cm,destroyed by fire in 1945.


    Bearer of the demon's head, 10th century. A Persian representation of the constellation Perseus, who holds the head of Medusa, in accordance with the myth. From the star catalogue of the Persian astronomer Al-Sufi. It is shown in double aspect in order to show it as seen from the earth and reversed as on a star-globe.

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    Battle of Poitiers, Sept. 19, 1356, between the Black Prince and Jean le Bon, King of France. The King is taken prisoner by the Black Prince who recognizes him by his helmet surmounted by a crown with the French lily. "Chronicles" of Jean Froissart. MS 864, folio 172


    A meeting of scientists, from a book of tales. From Herat, Afghanistan, 1488 30.5 x 21.5 cm, see also 02-01-01/27 Inv.Ms Arab Farsi 908


    Nobles carry coats-of-arms, the royal and the imperial crowns, the sword and a herald's coat in the funerary procession held for Emperor Karl V in Brussels, 1558. The only hand-coloured copy of the book was a present from Karl's son Philip II to his councillor Granvella.


    The Rosetta stone,an irregularly shaped stone of black basalt,found in 1799 near the town of Rosetta (Rashid) near Alexandria by Napoleon's armies. The inscription is a priestly decree affirming the royal cult of the 13-year old Ptolemy V. With its inscriptions by priests of Memphis, in Hieroglyphs, (suitable for a priestly decree) demotic (the native script used for daily purposes) and Greek (the language of the administration), it permitted Champollion,in 1821,to decypher hieroglyphs. EA 24


    Isaac Newton's manuscripts on optics and colour, and the prism which he used for his experiments. All the colors of light which he could reflect through his prism.


    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43BCE) discovers the tomb of Archimedes Canvas


    Three Philosophers, Pythagoras, Thales and Pherekydes. Oil on canvas (1508-1509) 123.8 x 144.5 cm Cat. 551, Inv. 111


    Cylinder seal and imprint, Neo-Babylonian period 612-539 BCE. Seal of a Babylonian physician; a sphinx. Lapis lazuli, H: 4,1 cm AO 4485


    Ambassadors at the court of Emperor Heraclius. The Avars force Slav prisoners to pull a cart. From the Radziwill Chronicle, an early history of Russia until the 13th century. Page 5 v. 612 miniatures, late 15th.

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    Christ on the cross. Canvas (1610) Sp. 168


    Plato (a portrait of Leonardo da Vinci), discorses with Aristotle in the School of Athens, one of the murals Raffael painted for Pope Julius II. 1508


    The amputation. Etching; 1793.


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