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The Marginalized Art of Snail-Fighting in Medieval Europe – Upvoted

Arthurian Romances; ca. 1275-1300; Beinecke Rare Book Library; MS 229 f.94v.

Arthurian Romances; ca. 1275-1300; Beinecke Rare Book Library; MS 229 f.94v.

Gorleston Psalter BLL_Add49622_f200r_d On f. 200r, lower marginalia, an interesting scene is shown. He the snail seems to be caught by bird-like creature. The earliest case of snail predation I have seen so far!

Gorleston Psalter On f. lower marginalia, an interesting scene is shown. He the snail seems to be caught by bird-like creature. The earliest case of snail predation I have seen so far!

This thing with the unexplained motif of knights fighting snails (and often losing to them) in medieval manuscripts is just one of the best ...

Knight v Snail II: Battle in the Margins (from the Gorleston Psalter, England (Suffolk), Add MS f.

Unicorn and animals. Ars Moriendi. Paris France 1453 LOC

An incredibly striking woodcut of animals under a night sky (including a depressed looking unicorn) from Antoine Vérard’s 1494 L’Art de bien vivre et de bien mourir (“The Art of Living Well and of Dying Well”). Read the full text.

hound rider book of hours, Ghent ca. 1300 Baltimore, The Walters Art Museum, Walters Manuscript W.85, fol. 46r

hound rider book of hours, Ghent ca. 1300 Baltimore, The Walters Art Museum, Walters Manuscript fol.

'Puer Natus': l'infanzia di Gesù nei corali miniati del Duomo di Siena >> Cultura e Spettacoli - Arte - Mostre :: Nannimagazine.it

'Puer Natus': l'infanzia di Gesù nei corali miniati del Duomo di Siena >> Cultura e Spettacoli - Arte - Mostre :: Nannimagazine.it

Detail from The Luttrell Psalter, British Library Add MS 42130 (medieval manuscript,1325-1340), f84r

This legitimately made me laugh. Like not just a nose snort. from The Luttrell Psalter, British Library Add MS 42130 (medieval

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