Rabbit blowing a horn. Among the marginal creatures populating medieval manuscripts musical animals are fairly common.

Awake the Trumpets Lofty Sound Petrus Comestor, Historia scholastica (Ashridge Petrus Comestor), England ca. British Library, Royal 3 D VI, fol.

Border in a medieval manuscript with a mermaid and merman. British Library Royal MS 10 E IV Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (t...

Border in a medieval manuscript with a mermaid and merman. British Library Royal MS 10 E IV Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria

medieval manuscript oddity (source unknown)

Ladyhawke or rat falconer Pontifical of Guillaume Durand, Avignon, before 1390 (Paris, Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, ms.

"Even if two scribes knew how make the same letters, it is possible that they would turn out differently"(N. Oresme)

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Page from Medieval Scribe's Artbook, sample alphabet:The Macclesfield Alphabet Book, England, British Library

Medieval manuscript about mandrake root                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Der Gart der Gesundheit von Gart's health, one of the first printed books on herbs and probably the most influential. Figure of mandrake (Mandragora).

An illuminated manuscript is a book written and decorated completely by hand. Illuminated manuscripts were among the most precious objects produced in the Middle Ages and the early Renaissance, primarily in monasteries and courts. Society's rulers--emperors, kings, dukes, cardinals, and bishops--commissioned the most splendid manuscripts.

Making Manuscripts - Getty Museum - An illuminated manuscript is a book written and decorated completely by hand. Illuminated manuscripts were among the most precious objects p.

Marginal from the Luttrell Psalter, England, Diocese of Lincoln, ca.1325–35. Medieval Manuscripts, British Library | St. Louis Library Manuscripts, c6-24a

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This is beyond bizarre - from the Luttrell Psalter, anonymous medieval manuscript known for its scenes of daily life and otherworldly beings.

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