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Image - Single leaf from a Book of Hours, in Latin. Northern France, fifteenth century. Reed MSF16.

The identification and search for meaning behind the visual arts is known as iconography...The earliest studies of iconography date to the sixteenth century and consisted mainly of collections of emblems and symbols gathered from classical literature accompanied by explanatory text................................

.........It is hoped the present exhibition will shed some light on these once familiar symbols and reacquaint us with the images and hidden messages of centuries past.

A .PDF of the exhibition catalogue is available for download (6.2Mb) from this website."

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