Rarely Seen Medieval Manuscripts

Laura Gilbert discovers one of the Metropolitan Museum's newest acquisitions "six illustrated manuscript leaves... [from] Nicholas of Lyra's 'Postilla Litteralis.'  She comments: "Unannounced, the Met has put two of them on display: the elevation and the curtains of the Tabernacle ... They're big -- 16.5 x 9.75 inches -- and so beautiful in their simplicity that it's a shame the Met isn't exhibiting the other leaves as well."