Four Muses. Convenevole da Prato. Title: Address in verse to Robert of Anjou, King of Naples, from the town of Prato in Tuscany (the 'Regia Carmina'). Origin: Italy, Central (Tuscany). Date c. 1335-c. 1340. Medieval Imago & Dies Vitae Idade Media e Cotidiano
MARGINALIA: the practice of writing in the margins of books. Marginalia is a form of conversation/contestation of the reader and his or her interpretation of a text. An entire academic discipline is devoted to the study of marginalia. How fascinating to read the words of people who lived centuries ago in conversation with that very old text.