Don’t you hate it when someone chews your ear while you’re trying to read? Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 229, detail of f. 133v. Arthurian Romances [1) Le livre de Lancelot du Lac, part III. 2) La queste del Saint Graal. 3) La mort au Roy Artus.]. France, c.1275-1300.

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Birdman in the margin of a musical manuscript playing bagpipes (notice musical neumes dropping from the pipes).

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Detail of a marginal illumination of a bear-scribe writing on a scroll, from the Bohun Psalter and Hours, England, second half of the 14th century.

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Medieval Bestiary : Peacock Gallery BN de France, lat. 14429, folio 108v. The peacock has a long green tail adorned with eyes.

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