Fine Arts Library

Facsimiles of Illuminated Manuscripts and East Asian Scroll Painting

Illuminated Manuscripts

The Fine Arts Library holds a collection of over 300 full-color facsimiles of illuminated manuscripts including European medieval examples as well those from the Islamic, Byzantine, and Jewish traditions. These lavish works provide students with an opportunity to study a version of the original manuscript very close to that found in the original repository. They also allow close comparison of manuscripts held in different repositories and sometimes re-assemble manuscripts that have been dispersed. 

  • For information about these collections contact Shalimar White, Collection Development Librarian.
Facsimile of the Prayerbook of Charles the Bold

Facsimile of the Prayerbook of Charles the Bold. Luzern, 2007. XCAGE ND3380.4 .C43 2007.

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East Asian Painting Scrolls


Liu Sung-nien : Lohan (Arhat)
Sung dynasty
hanging scroll/ink and
color on silk


We also have more than 300 facsimile scrolls representing Chinese and Japanese paintings from the 10th to the 19th century. Some of the scrolls are the same size as the original paintings and they include well known works from major museums. The scrolls are mounted for wall display like the original paintings and are often used in classroom presentations.

  • For information about these collections contact Nanni Deng, Asian Art Bibliographer.

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