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Grandes Heures d'Anne de Bretagne.

Grandes Heures d'Anne de Bretagne.

Marginal from the Luttrell Psalter, England, Diocese of Lincoln, ca.1325–35. Medieval Manuscripts, British Library | St. Louis Library Manuscripts, c6-24a

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This is beyond bizarre - from the Luttrell Psalter, anonymous medieval manuscript known for its scenes of daily life and otherworldly beings.

Border in a medieval manuscript with a mermaid and merman. British Library Royal MS 10 E IV Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (t...

Border in a medieval manuscript with a mermaid and merman. British Library Royal MS 10 E IV Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria.

Rabbit blowing a horn. Among the marginal creatures populating medieval manuscripts musical animals are fairly common.

Awake the Trumpet's Lofty Sound Petrus Comestor, Historia scholastica ('Ashridge Petrus Comestor'), England ca. (British Library, Royal 3 D VI, fol.

Detail from The Luttrell Psalter, British Library Add MS 42130 (medieval manuscript,1325-1340), f172r

Drollery are decorative thumbnail images in the margins of Illuminated manuscripts. Detail from The Luttrell Psalter, British Library Add MS 42130 (medieval

Conejos de la orla de la portada de la obra de Gaston Phoebus, Le Livre de la chasse, Paris ca. 1407. NY, Morgan, MS M. 1044, fol. fol 1v  http://www.themorgan.org/collections/swf/exhibOnline.asp?id=800

She used to hunt, but no more. Le Livre de la chasse, Paris ca. NY, Morgan, MS M. fol Botanically correct illumination of Pinks/Gilly Flowers/Carnations.

The Bedford Book of Hours is an outstanding work of late medieval manuscript art. It was produced for the wedding of John, Duke of Bedford, to Anne of Burgundy on 13 May 1423. This page shows an illustration of the building of Noah's Ark. Books of hours were popular medieval texts that included prayers, psalms and often beautiful illustrations.

The Bedford Book of Hours is a late medieval manuscript art. It was produced for the wedding of John, Duke of Bedford, to Anne of Burgundy on 13 May This page shows an illustration of the building of Noah's Ark.

Bird standing in nest above four smaller birds | Book of Hours | Belgium | ca. 1470 | The Morgan Library & Museum

Margin with foliate and vinescroll ornament, inhabited by two birds, including one standing in nest above four smaller birds; and fantastic animal. From Book of Hours (Initial D enclosing gold scroll ornament), Belgium,

Detail from The Luttrell Psalter, British Library Add MS 42130 (medieval manuscript,1325-1340), f171v

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Detail from The Luttrell Psalter, British Library Add MS 42130 (medieval / The medieval imagination never fails to delight. /A Journey Through Medieval Life

Cat with a zither, from a Belgian Book of Hours, c. 1470.

Of the tribe of Tiger

Cat with hurdy-gurdy Book of hours, France, ca. Apparently hurdy gurdy is in fact a medieval instrument

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