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Gawain in Battle from the Rochefoucauld Grail manuscript (1315 - 1323).

The Rochefoucauld Grail, formerly Amsterdam, Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica, MS is three volumes of an original four-volume illuminated manuscript from the century. The knight Gawain in battle

The Rochefoulcauld Grail (1315-1323).  It is one of the principal manuscripts of the greatest romance of the Middle Ages, with 107 miniatures illustrating warfare, chivalry and courtly love. It contains the Lancelot-Grail cycle in French prose, the oldest & most comprehensive version of the legend of King Arthur & the Holy Grail.  This picture is Arthur vs The Saxons.

The Rochefoucauld Grail 1315 – With 107 miniatures illustrating warfare, chivalry and courtly love. It contains the Lancelot-Grail cycle in French prose, the oldest and most comprehensive version of the legend of King Arthur and the Holy Grail.

The Dunvegan Cup, Fairy Flag, and Sir Rory Mor's Horn are heirlooms of the MacLeods of Dunvegan. This photo was taken sometime before 1927.  The Fairy Flag (Scottish Gaelic: Am Bratach Sìth) is an heirloom of the chiefs of Clan MacLeod. The Fairy Flag is known for the numerous traditions of fairies, and magical properties associated with it. The flag is made of silk, is yellow or brown in colour, and measures about 18 inches (46 cm) squared.

The Fairy Flag (Scottish Gaelic: Am Bratach Sìth) is an heirloom of the chiefs of Clan MacLeod. It is held in Dunvegan Castle along with other notable heirlooms, such as the Dunvegan Cup and Sir Rory Mor’s Horn.

Folio from the Ramayana of Valmiki (The Freer Ramayana), Vol. 2, folio 225; recto: The demon host begins the battle; verso: text  1597-1605    Shyam Sundar , (Indian,   Mughal dynasty

Folio from the Ramayana of Valmiki (The Freer Ramayana), Vol. folio recto: The demon host begins the battle;

The polyptych was originally on the main altar of the demolished church of Sant'Antonio di Castello. The polyptych is named after the donor, Domenico Lion, depicted kneeling right to the Virgin. The size of the panels in the low register are 126 x 75 cm (centre), 121 x 60 cm (sides), while in the upper register 82 x 83 cm (centre), 67 x 60 (sides). The upper panel with God the Father is a replacement of the lost original.

The polyptych was originally on the main altar of the demolished church of Sant'Antonio di Castello. The polyptych is named after the donor, Domenico Lion, depicted kneeling right to the Virgin. The size of the panels in the low register are 126 x 75 cm (centre), 121 x 60 cm (sides), while in the upper register 82 x 83 cm (centre), 67 x 60 (sides). The upper panel with God the Father is a replacement of the lost original.

From the Aberdeen Beastiary, thought to belong to Henry VIII.  "The fox is crafty and deceitful. When it is hungry it rolls in red earth to look as if it is covered in blood. It feigns death by holding its breath. Birds come to sit on the body whereupon the fox jumps up and eats them."  There's a few good beastiary bits on this site.

Aberdeen bestiary - the Fox: "The fox is crafty and deceitful. When it is hungry it rolls in red earth to look as if it is covered in blood. It feigns death by holding its breath. Birds come to sit on the body whereupon the fox jumps up and eats them.