Weird Medieval Images and Marginalia
Weird Medieval Images and Marginalia
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Terence's Comedies, St. Albans Abbey, mid 12th century, Folio 10 recto: See her knee length sleeves, tight waist, and round neckline. She is not wearing a belt. Notice that his bliaut is tight waisted but only knee length. It has tight sleeves. Her sleeves begin to widen above the elbow and come to points at the bottom in contrast to the square french sleeves. Both have geometric trim at the neckline and hem.
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Terence's Comedies, St. Albans Abbey, mid 12th century, Folio 10 recto. I think we see two bliauts cut with bodice and skirt as one with rich orfrois bands and side lacing. Not sure about how pouching happens w/out a belt.
Note: Ancient art is so weird sometimes! History around my favorite 12th century dress base, theories on construction from art.
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Feodor Vassilyev (c. 1707-1782) was a peasant from Shuya, Russia. His first wife, Mrs. Vassilyev sets the record for most children birthed by a single woman. She gave birth to a total of 69 children; however, few other details are known of her life, such as her date of birth or death. She gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets between 1725 and 1765, in a total of 27 births. 67 of the 69 children born are said to have survived infancy
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Feodor Vassilyev (c. 1707-1782) was a peasant from Shuya, Russia. His first wife, Mrs. Vassilyev sets the record for most children birthed by a single woman. She gave birth to a total of 69 children; however, few other details are known of her life, such as her date of birth or death. She gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets between 1725 and 1765, in a total of 27 births. 67 of the 69 children born are said to have survived infancy. Holy crap.
Chicken filling: Pluck the meat of one cooked chicken and roast it in butter, with some garlick, fresh ginger, thyme and cinamon. Season with salt, pepper, sugar and vinegar. Pork/beef filling: Roast some minced pork/beef in butter. Add chopped mushrooms, sage and thyme. Season with salt and pepper.
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A drawing of a medieval pie baker, circa 1465-1475. For The Origins Of Pie, Look To The Humble Magpie http://www.npr.org
more Medieval fast food - Images of Street Vendors and Food Sellers - Eulalia Hath A Blogge
Old Stuff: Street Food in Medieval English Urban Centers | Eulalia Hath A Blogge
A veces los perros acosan a las pobres liebres... Verdun - BM - ms. 0107, f. 137v. Breviary, Use of Verdun. Metz, c.1302-1305.
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Marginalia in a medieval illuminated manuscript depicting a group of dogs with shields, spear, and bow, besieging a castle defended by rabbits.
Cats vs. rabbits, headless people, and a lion playing the violin in the Breviary of Renaud de Bar, France, 1302-1303 - Bizarre and vulgar illustrations from illuminated medieval manuscripts
Whimsical wonders of medieval art
the Breviary of Renaud de Bar. A fourteenth-century manuscript in two parts. The winter portion survives as MS Yates Thompson 8 at the British Library, the summer as Verdun Bibliothèque municipale MMS 107. The post’s image is from the summer portion, f. 137v.
Great blog about medieval marginalia and it's meanings
Bunny with Axe: from Gorleston Psalter, England 14th century (British Library, Add 49622, fol. 13v)
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Rabbit with a halberd axe prepares to behead a man in a mitre/crown in the margin of a page from the Gorleston Psalter, England 14th century (British Library, Add 49622, fol. 13v)
Killer rabbits existed long before the Monty Python skit, as seen in the Gorleston Psalter, c. 1310-1324. (British Library) Kaitlin Manning, an associate at B & L Rootenberg Rare Books and Manuscripts, says part of the reason why modern viewers are so captivated by marginalia is because we expect this era to be conservative when compared to our own society. For example, few Monty Python fans realize that the comedy group’s silly animations are direct references to artwork in illuminated manuscripts. “I think it’s such a shock when you have this idea in your head of what medieval society was like,” says Manning, “and then you see these bizarre images that make you question your assumptions.” The wild mixture of illustrations challenges our contemporary need to compartmentalize topics like sex, religion, humor, and mythology.
A rabbit with axe, in Gorleston Psalter, England, 14th century - Bizarre and vulgar illustrations from illuminated medieval manuscripts
The guilty sailors are brought before Periander; Arion rides on a dolphin, holding his lyre (background); Jonah is thrown into the sea and swallowed by a great fish (background) (2nd of 2)
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The Hague, RMMW, 10 A 11 Contents: Augustine, La Cité de Dieu (Vol. I). Translation from the Latin by Raoul de Presles Place of origin, date: Paris, Maïtre François (illuminator); c. 1475; 1478-1480 http://manuscripts.kb.nl/show/manuscript/10+A+11
artist unknown, Le Livre des Cleres et Nobles Femmes, French, 15th century, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris NOTE: this is a woman doing stonecarving.
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artist unknown Le Livre des Cleres et Nobles Femmes, French, 15th C. Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris - medieval sculptress
Unknown Artist from Giovanni Boccaccio De claris mulieribus, Anonymous French Translantio, Le livre de femmes nobles et renomees, France c 1440 British Library Femme Sculpteur. From, It's About Time: Illuminated Manuscripts - Women Artists from the 1400s
Women in the Act of Painting: artist unknown
Hymnal, Jonah Cast into the Sea, Walters Manuscript W.547, fol. 46r by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts, via Flickr
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"Hymnal, Jonah Cast into the Sea, Walters Manuscript W.547, fol. 46r by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts, via Flickr"
Hymnal, Jonah Cast into the Sea, Walters Manuscript W.547, fol. 46r | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 1156B, detail of f. 135r (man and woman gathering letters of the alphabet). Book of Hours, use of Rome (15th century)
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BEWARE THE GOATROOSTER!!! 'Hours of Joanna the Mad', Bruges 1486-1506. BL, Add 18852, fol. 94v
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Goat-headed rooster, looking rather smug. (Hours of Joanna the Mad', Bruges 1486-1506. BL, Add 18852, fol. 94v)
'Hours of Joanna the Mad', Bruges 1486-1506. BL, Add 18852, fol. 150r
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'Hours of Joanna the Mad', Bruges 1486-1506. BL, Add 18852, fol. 150r medieval bat
Bat beaver. «Hours of Joanna the Mad», Bruges. 1486-1506 (BL, Add 18852, fol. 150r). - See more at: http://semioticapocalypse.tumblr.com
I love the look of these devils. Augustine, City of God. Paris, Maïtre François (illuminator); c. 1475; 1478-1480. The Hague, RMMW, 10 A 11, f.401v. Yes, this manuscript is a personal favourite. Demons rejoicing in the misfortunes of mankind (i.e. pointing and mocking). Interesting dress with the side slits
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Augustine, City of God. Paris, Maïtre François (illuminator); c. 1475; 1478-1480. The Hague, RMMW, 10 A 11, f.401v. Demons rejoicing in the misfortunes of mankind (i.e. pointing and mocking)....
Detail of a miniature of an ape being advised by the raven not to climb a mast, and by the fox not to sit on a throne; he does both, and, at the bottom, is punished by wild dogs attacking, at the beginning of Chapter 6 of Book 2. Origin:Austria, W. (Salzburg)
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"Into the fool's ship tosses the ape." Detail of a miniature of an ape being advised by the raven not to climb a mast, and by the fox not to sit on a throne; he does both, and, at the bottom, is punished by wild dogs attacking, at the beginning of Chapter 6 of Book 2. From the "Spiegel der Weisheit", MS. Egerton 1121, c. 1430, Austria (Salzburg). Located in the British Library, courtesy of the "My Albion" blog (June 2013).
Image of an item from the British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts
Jacob van Maerlant, Der Naturen Bloeme, 1450-1500
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Medieval Bestiary : Elephant Gallery
angry elephant Jacob van Maerlant, Der Naturen Bloeme, Flanders ca. 1350. Den Haag, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, KA 16, fol. 54r
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Lion and lamb
Thoughts about SF, Simon Peg and frittering away time's history, including Medieval monks drawing weird crap in books.
The eagligerhund was a serious problem for hops farmers in Bavaria and Swabia throughout the Middle Ages. They devoured acres of crops in an agitated and violent state in just one night giving us the term: "hopped up". It became fashionable for crusaders to try and trap the beasts on their way back from the holy lands- a fact that eventually sealed the face of this majestically beaked catlike dog. Illuminated monsters in the margins of the Luttrell Psalter, Add 42130 f.197r, c.1325-1335
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The Luttrell Psalter, England ca. 1325-1340, British Library, Add MS 42130, fol. 197r
Illuminated monsters in the margins of the Luttrell Psalter, Add 42130 f.197r, c.1325-1335
From the Gorleston Psalter. Queck!
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The British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts - a fox (hound?) catching a duck
"queck" gloss Gorleston Psalter, England 14th century. British Library, Additional 49622, fol. 190v
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This one is...realistic yet filled with humour. The decorator makes us, the observers, part of the hunting scene he drew in the margin of a 14th-century Psalter. Right in front of our noses a fox catches a duck. But the drama continues as sound is added to the scene. Just before being dragged off, we see (hear) the duck utter the single sound in her vocabulary: queck! Or as his modern cousin would say: quack! Love it. Pic: London, British Library, Add. 49.622 (14th century).
That Darn Fox (Mmm… Marginalia #104)
Medieval monkey party.
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This goes with Chapter 12 Medieval monkey party, uncredited
Monkeys carousing, MS. 264, 14th c, fol. 94v. Bodleian Library.
Libro de la ordinacio de la caça de monte attributed to Alfonso XI, King of Castile and Leon
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Woman-lion monster. Libro de la ordinacio de la caça de monte attributed to Alfonso XI, King of Castile and Leon.
Libro de la ordinacio de la caça de monte attributed to Alfonso XI, King of Castile and Leon
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Libro de la ordinacio de la caça de monte attributed to Alfonso XI, King of Castile and Leon💕
Mount Athos, Megisti Lavra Monastery, Codex B. 100 Date: 12th century. The codex, incomplete today, begins with the fourth chapter of the Job text and consists of 196 parchment leaves 30 x 22 cm. and 33 miniatures. It is a textkatenen manuscript written in cursive script with large, blocky letters, very much resembling the script of V1231.