Douai, Bibliothèque municipale, 0118, detail of f. 281 (marginal illustration for Office of the Dead). Early 16th century.

Douai, Bibliothèque municipale, detail of f. 281 (marginal illustration for Office of the Dead). an owl, symbol of darkness perches on a skull, a symbol of death.

Awww, this one is really a cutie. Clermont-Ferrand - BM - ms. 0084	 Heures à l'usage des Antonins

Probably a great horned owl perches on a branch in the margins of this Book of Hours created in Savoy, France, in the century.

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Bibliothèque nationale de France, Latin two initials from f. France, surreal letter creation medieval manuscript art painting initial letters from people and birds

Bodleian Library, MS. Bodley 764, Folio 73v  An owl of the kind called bubo (screech owl) is mobbed by smaller birds, including a magpie.

An owl of the kind called bubo (screech owl) is mobbed by smaller birds, including a magpie (ekster)

oiseaux Buffon - Oiseaux Buffon 1163 le grand duc - Gravures, illustrations, dessins, images

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A LEAF FROM THE NASIR AL-DIN SHAH ALBUM: ISFANDIYAR KILLING THE LIONS, PERSIA, SAFAVID, 16TH CENTURY, THE ALBUM PAGE QAJAR, CIRCA 1888

A leaf from the Nasir al-Din Shah Album: Isfandiyar killing the lions, Persia…

Bibliothèque Mazarine, Ms 870-1, f. 86.  Laurent d'Orléans, Somme le roi. 1295

Bibliothèque Mazarine, Ms f. Laurent d’Orléans, Somme le roi. 1295 - The First Beast described as 'the beast rising out of the sea' - Revelation 13 : 1 - Type B # 1

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 9472 http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b54002414v/f92.item

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 9472 http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b54002414v/f92.item

Book of Hours, a bull blowing a horn from a marginal cycle of images of the funeral of Renard the Fox, Walters Manuscript W.102, fol. 74r

HORN Book of Hours, a bull blowing a horn from a marginal cycle of images of the funeral of Renard the Fox, Walters Manuscript fol.

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