Madison’s Medieval Treasures

A Book of Hours, made in Flanders (probably in Bruges by the so-called Masters of the Gold Scrolls) in the mid-15th century and intended for the English market. Contains twenty miniatures. Recent purchase from Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Manuscripts. The Memorial Library Special Collections. Image: St. George and the Dragon. © Lisa Cooper.


Angel for Meditation

A sixteen-page manuscript containing Militia religiosorum, De horis canonicis and De sex alis cherubim. Germany (?). 1466 (?). A sketch of a six-winged cherub. The Memorial Library Special Collections. Ms 168.


For Indian mounds on UW campus see . The majority of “effigy mounds” were built during the Late Woodland Period (350-1300 CE).