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Codex of the month (X-XI): Visigothic script manuscripts at the British Library - Littera Visigothica · Ainoa Castro

Bad dragon, you know you are not allowed to sleep on the bed. Peniarth MS 481D – from National Library of Wales

Peniarth MS – from National Library of Wales (bad dragon! You know you are not allowed to sleep on the bed).

Jacquemart de Hesdin. Maître de Boucicaut. Maître du duc de Bedford | Horae ad usum Parisiensem (Grandes Heures de Jean de Berry), 1400-10

Jacquemart de Hesdin. Maître de Boucicaut. Maître du duc de Bedford | Horae ad usum Parisiensem (Grandes Heures de Jean de Berry), 1400-10

Messire Lancelot du Lac » de « GAULTIER MOAP

Detail from "Messire Lancelot du Lac de GAULTIER MOAP" or "The Lancelot-Grail" (aka the Prose Lancelot, The Vulgate Cycle or the Pseudo-Map Cycle of Arthurian tales), Bibliothèque nationale de France: MS Français 112 fol.

from the Bohun Psalter and Hours, England, second half of the 14th century.  Cow reading (@BLMedieval, Egerton 3277) pic.twitter.com/U8uVEPUqxA

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An asp, depicted with wings as it often is, blocks one ear with its tail to avoid hearing the the man. The other ear should be pressed to the ground, but in this image it is not. The man appears to be admonishing the asp, which looks aprehensive.Kongelige Bibliotek, Gl. kgl. S. 3466 8º, Folio 39r

An asp, depicted with wings as it often is, blocks one ear with its tail to avoid hearing the the man. Philippe de Thaon, England, c

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)

A firedrake.

Dragon Serpent, Ancient Shamanic Medicines along with the Giant Birds, (detail) Manuscript illuminator Jean Bourdichon Grandes Heures d’Anne de Bretagne, France

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