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Knight v snail - in pictures

Knight v snail - in pictures

Evidently a common motif in the margins of medieval manuscripts is: knights fighting snails. No one knows why. Credit: The British Library A detail from Brunetto Latini's Li Livres dou Tresor, France (Picardy), c.

Gorleston Psalter BLL_Add49622_f185v_d In the lower marginalia of f. 185v a knight, his weapon relaxed on his shoulder, grabs the tentacles of the (dextral) snail sitting on the branch in front of him. One may expect a retraction…; perhaps the snail surrendered?

Gorleston Psalter BLL_Add49622_f185v_d In the lower marginalia of f. 185v a knight, his weapon relaxed on his shoulder, grabs the tentacles of the (dextral) snail sitting on the branch in front of him. One may expect a retraction…; perhaps the snail surrendered?

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 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!

Catching Butterflies: n this lovely marginal image, two fashionably dressed ladies set off on an outing. The net held by one of them indicates that they are chasing butterflies, but the artist does not depict the prize they seek. He leaves it to us to imagine the rest of their day-the fun of chasing and catching butterflies is ours.. French, late 13th century, parchment

Catching Butterflies: n this lovely marginal image, two fashionably dressed ladies set off on an outing. The net held by one of them indicates that they are chasing butterflies, but the artist does not depict the prize they seek. He leaves it to us to imagine the rest of their day-the fun of chasing and catching butterflies is ours.. French, late 13th century, parchment

This wolf has just had ENOUGH of today and wants it to be over.

44 Medieval Beasts That Cannot Even Handle It Right Now

Don't forget the dagger, from the Copenhagen Chansonnier, 1400s. Det Kongelige Bibliotek

Don't forget the dagger, from the Copenhagen Chansonnier, 1400s. Det Kongelige Bibliotek

Monkey jousting, detail on text page from Arthurian Romances, French, about 1275-1300. Beinecke Library

Monkey jousting, detail on text page from Arthurian Romances, French, about 1275-1300. Beinecke Library

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Mysterious medieval meme: Knights vs. Snails. No one knows why.

Mysterious medieval meme: Knights vs. Snails. No one knows why.

Knight v Snail IX:  Just for Fun:  A Rabbit, Monkeys, and a Snail Jousting (from the Harley Froissart, Netherlands (Bruges), c. 1470-1472, H...

Knight v Snail IX: Just for Fun: A Rabbit, Monkeys, and a Snail Jousting (from the Harley Froissart, Netherlands (Bruges), c. 1470-1472, H...

Ouch! @BLMedieval Harley 3487 f. 140v

Ouch! @BLMedieval Harley 3487 f. 140v

Roman du Chevalier Tristan et de la reine Yseult (écrit par Gassien de Poitiers)  Page de garde du troisième volume, armes de Jean du Mas. Comment la veille de la Pentecôte le Roi Arthur devait tenir cour pleine, Lancelot conduit par une demoiselle à l’abbaye, adoubement de Galaad à l’abbaye, apparition du Graal à la table ronde  Espinques Evrard d’ (15e siècle) enlumineur

Roman du Chevalier Tristan et de la reine Yseult (écrit par Gassien de Poitiers) Page de garde du troisième volume, armes de Jean du Mas. Comment la veille de la Pentecôte le Roi Arthur devait tenir cour pleine, Lancelot conduit par une demoiselle à l’abbaye, adoubement de Galaad à l’abbaye, apparition du Graal à la table ronde Espinques Evrard d’ (15e siècle) enlumineur

toweroflondon1500s-Writers at this time were undecided about towns. On the one hand, they recognised them as powerful centres of economic, cultural, political, administrative and spiritual activity. But on the other hand, they saw that towns offered many wicked temptations, the most dangerous of which were taverns and alehouses, gambling dens and brothels. Towns could also be dirty, expensive and riddled with disease.

toweroflondon1500s-Writers at this time were undecided about towns. On the one hand, they recognised them as powerful centres of economic, cultural, political, administrative and spiritual activity. But on the other hand, they saw that towns offered many wicked temptations, the most dangerous of which were taverns and alehouses, gambling dens and brothels. Towns could also be dirty, expensive and riddled with disease.

Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, Ms-5088 réserve, detail of f. 319r. Jean Mansel, La Fleur des histoires, de Jean Mansel, ou ‘les hystores rommaines abregies, prinses sur Titus Livius, sur Lucan, Orose, sur Suetoine et sur aultres pluseurs aucteurs, depuis la fondation de Romme jusques au temps de Constantin le Grant, empereur d’icelle’ Tome II. 1454

Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, Ms-5088 réserve, detail of f. 319r. Jean Mansel, La Fleur des histoires, de Jean Mansel, ou ‘les hystores rommaines abregies, prinses sur Titus Livius, sur Lucan, Orose, sur Suetoine et sur aultres pluseurs aucteurs, depuis la fondation de Romme jusques au temps de Constantin le Grant, empereur d’icelle’ Tome II. 1454

Amb 317b.2 ° folio 128 verso 1653 The brother wears buttoned jacket, breeches and white collar. He sits on a bench and meshes with a wooden wool carder. Already combed and uncombed wool is ready on the table. On the wall hangs a hat

Amb 317b.2 ° folio 128 verso 1653 The brother wears buttoned jacket, breeches and white collar. He sits on a bench and meshes with a wooden wool carder. Already combed and uncombed wool is ready on the table. On the wall hangs a hat