Medieval Artwork from the Bodleian Library, Oxford

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Taking of Ribodane from BL Royal 14 E IV, f. of the taking of Ribodane. Image taken from f. of Recueil des croniques d’Engleterre. Written in French.

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Treasures Postcards: U is for Unicorn From the Ashmole Bestiary, one of a group of medieval books depicting real and imaginary beasts, described using a blend of natural history, theology and philosophy (England, early century). Medieval Artwork, Medieval Books, Postcard Collection, Postcard, Bestiary, Picture Book, Painting, Art, Pictures

Treasures of the Bodleian Library - in pictures

Literary treasures from around the world feature in the first of a series of postcard collections from Oxford’s Bodleian Library. From the slaying of a unicorn in a medieval English Bestiary to the incarnation of an 18th-century Thai Buddha, each image is chosen to represent a letter of the alphabet

 764 Object: parchment manuscript [England] Title: bestiary Date: Image description: Hedgehogs and grapevine; carries grapes on its prickles.The Bodleian Library Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts Medieval Period, Medieval Books, Medieval Art, Illuminated Letters, Bestiary, Miniatures, Renaissance, Art, Late Middle Ages

The Bodleian Library Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts

Catalogue reference: MS. Ashmole 1789 Object: paper manuscript from England Author: John Dee Title: 'A Playne discourse and humble adv...

Cats doing cat things: sleep, play with mice, and take an unhealthy interest in caged birds from a medieval bestiary - Bizarre and vulgar illustrations from illuminated medieval manuscripts Cat Painting, Medieval Art, Cat Art, Illustrated Manuscript, Painting, Middle Ages, Medieval Manuscript, Medieval Paintings, Art History

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cats’ habits Bestiary, England 13th century. Bodleian Library, MS. Bodl. 764, fol. 51r

Early American Gardens: Bees & beehives from medieval Illuminated Manuscripts

Bee Gallery

A man, drawn in the decorative margin of a page in the Ormesby Psalter manuscript, drops a sword and buckler (or is he reaching for them) in response to the giant snail in the acorn branch above him. Medieval Books, Sketch Book, Medieval Art, Illuminated Letters, Renaissance Art, Love Painting, Painting, Middle Ages, Art

A man, drawn in the decorative margin of a page in the Ormesby Psalter manuscript, drops a sword and buckler (or is he reaching for them) in response to the giant snail in the acorn branch above him. England ca. 1300 (Bodleian Library, MS. Douce 366, fol. 109r)

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He's just *So over it -- Medieval Bestiary : Owl Gallery Medieval History, Bestiary, Renaissance Art, Illustrated Manuscript, Art, Medieval Manuscript, Medieval Drawings, Medieval Paintings, Bird Art

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

Doves roost in a peridexion tree safe from the dragons below except for two that have foolishly landed on the dragons' tails; Middle Ages Art, Medieval Books, Medieval Art, Drawings, Bestiary, Renaissance Art, Illustration Art, Art, Medieval Paintings

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Doves roost in a peridexion tree, safe from the dragons below, except for two that have foolishly landed on the dragon's tails.Bodleian Library, MS. Douce 151, Folio 71v

Alphabet based on human forms - MS. Ashmole 1504 (c) - The Bodleian Library Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts Medieval Art, Illustration, Drawings, Illuminated Letters, Renaissance, Letter Art, Art, Medieval Manuscript, Book Art

The Bodleian Library Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts

Catalogue reference: MS. Ashmole 1789 Object: paper manuscript from England Author: John Dee Title: 'A Playne discourse and humble adv...

POSTCARD The Horse Ashmole Bestiary Illumination Bodleian Library Oxford

POSTCARD The Horse Ashmole Bestiary Illumination Bodleian Library Oxford

POSTCARD The Horse Ashmole Bestiary Illumination Bodleian Library Oxford

Cats in Art and Illustration: old cat and playful mice psalter, Canterbury ca.

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old cat and playful mice psalter, Canterbury ca. 1210-1220 Bodleian Library, MS. Ashmole 1525, fol. 40r

 Ashmole Folio Since the peacock's tail is its primary feature, the artist has chosen to emphasize it and take it outside the border. Medieval Artwork, Bestiary, Illuminated Manuscript, Historical Art, Illustration Art, Beast, Art, Ancient Art, Ancient Egyptian Art

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Bodleian Library, MS. Ashmole 1511, Folio 72r Since the peacock's tail is its primary feature, the artist has chosen to emphasize it