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demonagerie: “ Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library, MS Typ 0157, f. 96v (Griffin, snake, dragon and rooster). Felice Feliciano, Stramoti amorosi (third quarter, 16th century). ”

"Griffin, Snake, Dragon and Rooster" MS Typ Text "Stramoti amorosi" by Felice Feliciano (Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library)

Dragon The Bestiary of Anne Walshe is a Latin bestiary of English origin, produced circa 1400-25.  Royal Library in Copenhagen, Denmark.- Kongelige Bibliotek, Gl. kgl. S. 1633 4º, Folio 49r

Medieval Bestiary : A dragon, unable to catch the doves in the peridexion tree because the tree and its shadow are harmful to dragons.

Medieval Bee Hive from The Luttrell Psalter - folio 204vManuscript made in Lincolnshire, England, between 1320-1340 for Sir Geoffrey Luttrell.British Library, Add. MS 42130; Images from the British Library manuscript pages.http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Add_MS_42130

Medieval beehive from the Luttrell Psalter folio, Lincolnshire, England, between for Sir Geoffrey Luttrell, British Library

In this run-up to Christmas-time, I have already posted twice on the subject of the Annunciation to the Virgin, setting the scene, as it were, for the nativity, adoration and annunciation-to-the-sh…

Of the tribe of Tiger

Perfection- Medieval Cat climbing a tree ( from the Breviary from Taranto, Italy, created between 1350 and

Tudor Pattern

Cockatrice and Crocodile, Dragon with human head in mouth, Crayfish, in "The Tudor Pattern book", ca.

Girls check out those boots! The Heures de Charles d'Angoulême is a book of hours commissioned in the late 15th century by Charles, Count of Angoulême, father of king Francis I of France. It is now in the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris, under the number Latin 1173.

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Latin two initials from f. France, surreal letter creation medieval manuscript art painting initial letters from people and birds

Gilded Knight meets the beast of many colours (f°166) in French, Bruges, Netherlands, 1475-1479 [BL, Ms Royal 19 E II]

The Gilded Knight meeting a beast of many colours. Perceforest, c. Royal 19 E II, f. The British Library.

"The Crowned Virgin: A Vision of John" (Revelation 12:1-3), from the Bamberg Apocalypse, an 11th century richly illuminated manuscript.Spiritual Reflections: Apocalyptic Advent

"The Crowned Virgin: A Vision of John" (Revelation from the Bamberg Apocalypse, an century richly illuminated manuscript.

Figure-5.25-BookofHoursforuseofRomeHoursoftheVirginofficeoftheDead1460ParisMSM.0282fol.133v.catplayingbagpipeMorganLib.jpg (468×500)

Bizarre and vulgar illustrations from illuminated medieval manuscripts

Cat playing a bagpipe in a Book of Hours, Paris, c. 1460 - Bizarre and vulgar illustrations from illuminated medieval manuscripts