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Drago

hey, that blue wyvern makes a nifty 'S' credit: Dragon initial from a Book of Hours made in the Netherlands or Germany, (source).

The Song of Love and Death which Elaine Sang

The Song of Love and Death that Elaine Sang 'Sweet is true love tho' given in vain.

Alfred Lord Tennyson's Morte d'Arthur  "Designed, Written Out, and Illuminated" by Alberto Sangorski —1912

"Three Queens" ~ Illustrated by Alberto Sangorski, From "Morte D'Arthur: A Poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson", 1912

Illuminated manuscript, Book of Hours in Dutch, Harrowing of hell, Walters Manuscript W.188, fol. 122r by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts, via Flickr

Illuminated manuscript, Book of Hours in Dutch, Harrowing of hell, Walters Manuscript fol. by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts

Detail of a miniature of a human-headed satanic dragon, representing the papacy of Urban VI whose election was contested and resulted in the appointment of the anti-pope Clement VII, from Joachim de Fiore’s Vaticinia de Pontificibus, Italy (Florence), 2nd quarter of the 15th century, Harley MS 1340, f. 8r

Human-headed satanic dragon (detail from a miniature) representing the papacy of Urban VI whose election was contested and resulted in the appointment of the anti-pope Clement VII. From Joachim de Fiore’s Vaticinia de Pontificibus, Florence, Italy,

Antiphonarium

Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is a gorgeous Italian antiphoner, with this marginal illustration of a monk praying to St Benedict. Image source: Walters Museum, and Creative Commons licensed.

The Stunning Illuminated Sketchbook of Stephan Schriber, 1494. Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

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Goat in blue cape talking to attentive chickens and goose. Medieval illustration.

Image from The Maastricht Hours Origin Netherlands, S. (Liège) Date quarter of the century Fox preaching to a duck and some chickens. British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts

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