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In a garden Woman in a garden on a breezy day. Her kirtle sleeves button from the elbow to the wrist, and she wears a sheer veil confined by a fillet or circlet. Her skirt has a long train. Luttrell Psalter, c.

Bestiary - Royal MS 12 C XIX folio 12v and 13r  Medieval Ants !!!!!  I don’t think i’ve seen these in a manuscript before.  Manuscript made in England probably Norfolk 1200-1210.  Images from the British Library Manuscript Website: http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Royal_MS_12_C_XIX

Bestiary - Royal MS 12 C XIX folio and Medieval Ants. Manuscript made in England, probably Norfolk British Library.

Miniature (detail) of a dragon attacking and suffocating an elephant, from a bestiary with theological texts, England, ca.1200–10 | Royal MS 12 C XIX, f. 62r

A dragon attacking and suffocating an elephant. Detail of a miniature from a bestiary with theological texts, England, c. 1200 – c. British Library: Royal MS 12 C XIX, f.

Animal detail from medieval illuminated manuscript, British Library Harley MS 3244, 1236-c 1250, f64r

Animal detail from medieval illuminated manuscript, British Library Harley MS…

A very startled bee from an English alchemical manuscript made in 1596. Source: Oxford MS Ashmole 1423 f.26.

1596 CE A very startled bee from an English alchemical manuscript made in Source: Oxford MS Ashmole 1423

Medieval Hedgehog

hedgehog from Bestiaire d’amours, Richard de Fournival, Hainaut ca. via discarding images

Le livre de la chasse fait et compilé par Gaston, qui jadiz fu conte de Fois, seigneur de Bearn Cote : Ms 3717 Date : Milieu du XVe siècle Langue : français

Le livre de la chasse fait et compilé par Gaston, qui jadiz fu conte de Fois, seigneur de Bearn Cote : Ms 3717 Date : Milieu du XVe siècle Langue : français

Depressed mouse. Many of the cats in Medieval manuscripts have narrow face. "猫の前でしょんぼりしているネズミ。写本の図にいる猫は顔がシュッとしたタイプの猫が多い気がします。実家の猫も細長い感じ。 1350年頃Paris Bibl. Sainte-Geneviève

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Depressed mouse. Many of the cats in Medieval manuscripts have narrow face. "猫の前でしょんぼりしているネズミ。写本の図にいる猫は顔がシュッとしたタイプの猫が多い気がします。実家の猫も細長い感じ。 1350年頃Paris Bibl. Sainte-Geneviève

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