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Knight v snail - in pictures

Knight v snail - in pictures Knights are often pictured fighting snails in medieval manuscripts - but their significance has been lost in the slime of time. British Library experts have been tracking down the mighty molluscs and pondering their significance ...

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Des enluminures étranges au Moyen Age

Nude knight on a hobby horse, medieval illuminated manuscript

Medieval Bestiary : Mermaid Gallery

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Why do knights fight snails in illuminated manuscripts?

Gorleston Psalter. 1310-1324. Add MS 49622 f193v detail. Added discussion as to why so many knights fight snails in marginalia.

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Seashells Print, Sea Snails, Marine Gastropods Mollusks

1920 Mollusks Print Sea Snails Marine Gastropods

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1891 Mollusks Vintage Print, Chromolithograph Sea Shells, Sea Snails Natural History Wall Decor Marine Life

1891 Mollusks Print Sea Shells Sea Snails by carambas on Etsy, SOLD