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Convenevole da Prato

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Funny medieval doodles With their wild hair and frantic gaze, these doodled men look like fools. They are waving as if to seek contact with the reader. The thing is, the reader is busy singing and listening to a sermon. That is because these 800-year-old images are found in a Missal, a book used during Holy Mass. What a shock it must have been for the serious user of the book, to flip the page and suddenly find yourself face to face with these funny creatures. And what a great contrast: a…

Funny medieval doodles With their wild hair and frantic gaze, these doodled men look like fools. They are waving as if to seek contact with the reader. The thing is, the reader is busy singing and listening to a sermon. That is because these 800-year-old images are found in a Missal, a book used during Holy Mass. What a shock it must have been for the serious user of the book, to flip the page and suddenly find yourself face to face with these funny creatures. And what a great contrast: a…

From the Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts blog post 'British Library Manuscripts featured in Toronto Exhibition' Image: The Cross on a Papal Throne London, British LIbrary, MS Royal 6 E IX, ff. 8v-9r).

From the Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts blog post 'British Library Manuscripts featured in Toronto Exhibition' Image: The Cross on a Papal Throne London, British LIbrary, MS Royal 6 E IX, ff. 8v-9r).

Liber Floridus - Arbor PalmaruThese images come from the fabled manuscript, 'Liber Floridus' (Book of Flowers), a Medieval encyclopædia produced some 900 years ago by Lambert, Canon of St Omer, in the NE France/Flanders/Belgium region.  "For Lambert the encyclopedia is a heavenly meadow where the “flowers of literature” flourish together to attract faithful readers by their sweetness."

Liber Floridus - Arbor PalmaruThese images come from the fabled manuscript, 'Liber Floridus' (Book of Flowers), a Medieval encyclopædia produced some 900 years ago by Lambert, Canon of St Omer, in the NE France/Flanders/Belgium region. "For Lambert the encyclopedia is a heavenly meadow where the “flowers of literature” flourish together to attract faithful readers by their sweetness."

Epic Medieval Snowball Fights: From a fresco in Buonconsiglio Castle, c.1405-1410. Faceshot!!!

Epic Medieval Snowball Fights

Epic Medieval Snowball Fights: From a fresco in Buonconsiglio Castle, c.1405-1410. Faceshot!!!

Prudence and Justice. Convenevole da Prato. Title Address in verse to Robert of Anjou, King of Naples, from the town of Prato in Tuscany (the 'Regia Carmina'). Origin Italy, Central (Tuscany) Date c. 1335-c. 1340. Medieval Imago & Dies Vitae Idade Media e Cotidiano

Prudence and Justice. Convenevole da Prato. Title Address in verse to Robert of Anjou, King of Naples, from the town of Prato in Tuscany (the 'Regia Carmina'). Origin Italy, Central (Tuscany) Date c. 1335-c. 1340. Medieval Imago & Dies Vitae Idade Media e Cotidiano

initial ‘R’ Hours of Charles of Angoulême, France ca. 1475-1500 BnF, Latin 1173, fol. 3r

initial ‘R’ Hours of Charles of Angoulême, France ca. 1475-1500 BnF, Latin 1173, fol. 3r

Couple playing backgammon (aka "tric-trac"). From Book of Hours, French (Champagne), c. 1460. Parchment w ink, paint, and gold. MS W.269 fol. 16r. Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

Couple playing backgammon (aka "tric-trac"). From Book of Hours, French (Champagne), c. 1460. Parchment w ink, paint, and gold. MS W.269 fol. 16r. Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

Mark's Lesson: Mark Contemplating Border: Christ Preaching to a Crowd | Fol. 12 | The Morgan Library & Museum

MS H.8, fols. 8v–9r

Mark's Lesson: Mark Contemplating Border: Christ Preaching to a Crowd | Fol. 12 | The Morgan Library & Museum

Armoiries non identifiées (f°5r) -- «Livre d'heures, dit du Maître-aux-fleurs», par François Pétrarque, 1533 [Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal Ms-640 réserve - ark:/12148/btv1b550057309]

Armoiries non identifiées (f°5r) -- «Livre d'heures, dit du Maître-aux-fleurs», par François Pétrarque, 1533 [Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal Ms-640 réserve - ark:/12148/btv1b550057309]

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