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sirensVincent de Beauvais, Miroir Histoire (Speculum Historiale), Ghent ca. 1475. Getty, Ms. Ludwig XIII 5, V1, fol. 68v

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sirens Vincent de Beauvais, Miroir Histoire (Speculum Historiale), Ghent ca.

Medieval Sirens

Medieval Sirens

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 311 f25r. Le Miroir historial de Frere Vincent [de Beauvais], traduction de Jehan du Vignay (1455)

for, look you, she is as white as a [The Two Gentlemen of Verona: II, iii]

Mirror of History, Unknown Flemish, Ghent, about 1475. Tempera colors, gold leaf, and gold paint on parchment bound between wood boards covered with brown morocco. Ms. Ludwig XIII 5

Mirror of History Unknown Flemish, Ghent, about 1475 Tempera colors, gold leaf, and gold paint on parchment bound between wood boards covered with brown morocco MS.

Alexander the Great vs. bats and ratsLe Livre et le vraye hystoire du bon roy Alixandre, France 1420. British Library, Royal 20 B XX, fol. 51v

Alexander the Great vs. bats & rats Le Livre et le vraye hystoire du bon…

Bibliothèque nationale de France, French 308, detail of f. 13 (falling angels). Vincent of Beauvais, Speculum historial. Bruges, c. 1455

Bibliothèque nationale de France, French detail of f. Vincent of Beauvais, Speculum historial. Bruges, c.

Le Mirouer historial de VINCENT de Beauvais, traduction de JEHAN DU VIGNAY 1401-1500  Français 50  Folio 44v

Le Mirouer historial de VINCENT de Beauvais, traduction de JEHAN DU VIGNAY 1401-1500 Français 50 Folio 44v

Detail from "The Rutland Psalter", medieval (c1260), British Library Add MS 62925. f 76r

Detail from "The Rutland Psalter", medieval British Library Add MS…

St Augustínus, De Civitate Dei, s. XIV

Augustine and devils holding books/Saint Augustine, ‘La Cité de Dieu’ (French translation of ‘De Civitate Dei’), France ca. Strasbourg, Bibliothèque nationale et universitaire: these have to be among the most adorable, helpful devils of all time.

Charlemagne  Vincent de Beauvais, Le Miroir historial, XVe siècle, Belgique (Bruges) Paris, BnF, département des Manuscrits, Français 310 fol. 361v

Charlemagne Vincent de Beauvais, Le Miroir historial, XVe siècle, Belgique (Bruges) Paris, BnF, département des Manuscrits, Français 310 fol. 361v

Detall:  La légende du roi Arthur Gottfried de Strasbourg, Tristan et Isolde L'histoire de Tristan en allemand Haguenau (Alsace), vers 1447-1449 ou 1455 Papier

Detall: La légende du roi Arthur Gottfried de Strasbourg, Tristan et Isolde L'histoire de Tristan en allemand Haguenau (Alsace), vers 1447-1449 ou 1455 Papier

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Pintade

Pintade

Fight at the chess club.

Medieval chess riot, Renaut de Montauban (circa "Partie d’échecs…

Evrart de Conty , Le livre des échecs amoureux moralisés, saec. XV

Retronaut - Aquatic Orchestra, ca. Neptune with his trident, surrounded by newts. Illustration by Robinet Testard.

Falcon pulling a fox in a cart marginalia. Pontifical of Guillaume Durand, Avignon, before 1390. Paris, Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, ms. 143, fol. 168r

Fox Pontifical of Guillaume Durand, Avignon, before Paris, Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, ms.

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