Red wyvern with green wings in initial A(ccipiat nos misericordia tua domine) for Collect at end of Psalm 78(79). (MS. Ashmole 1525)

"Red wyvern with green wings in initial A(ccipiat nos misericordia tua domine) for Collect at end of Psalm (MS.

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...

Clare- you never here about mermen,typical, well here they are folks. 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.

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.

The document shown here is an Exchequer file (E 36/10) from the reign of Henry VIII. It is an account of tackle and other material provided by John Hopton, a bishop of Norwich, for the King’s ships.     http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/henryviii/assets/img/illuminations-img1.jpg

An Old English manuscript showing the use of proportional rectangle, full marginal ornamentation, inhabited initials, and more.

medieval manuscript oddity (source unknown)

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

Owl with mouse in its talons | Book of Hours | France, Paris | ca. 1420–1425 | The Morgan Library & Museum

'Owl with Mouse in its Talons' from Book of Hours, France, Paris (ca. The Morgan Library & Museum

Medieval Map of The Holy Land, the 16th century, English ~ P. D. A. Harvey's most recent book presented eight regional maps of Palestine, drawn between the 12th and the 14th centuries. Some of those maps survive as the work of the original mapmaker, most notably those of Matthew Paris; others are copies or derivatives of original maps that are now lost.

From the Medieval Medieval Maps of the Holy Land'. Image: The Acre map of Matthew Paris

Detail from The Luttrell Psalter, British Library Add MS 42130 (medieval manuscript,1325-1340), f176r

Detail from The Luttrell Psalter, British Library Add MS 42130 (medieval Musical instrument draailier

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