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Rise and shine! @GettyMuseum Ms. 46, fol. 77v

Rise and shine! @GettyMuseum Ms. 46, fol. 77v

The Gorleston Psalter Date 1310-1324 Add MS 49622 Folio 125r

The Gorleston Psalter Date 1310-1324 Add MS 49622 Folio 125r

Angel with vielle, c. 1320. From  	Missale, Winterteil (Prümer Missale) : Ms. theol. lat. fol. 271, folio 188v.   http://resolver.staatsbibliothek-berlin.de/SBB0001A1E200000000

Angel with vielle, c. 1320. From Missale, Winterteil (Prümer Missale) : Ms. theol. lat. fol. 271, folio 188v. http://resolver.staatsbibliothek-berlin.de/SBB0001A1E200000000

Rebec and citole in Gorleston Psalter c. 1310-1326. Page f107v. http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=add_ms_49622

Rebec and citole in Gorleston Psalter c. 1310-1326. Page f107v. http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=add_ms_49622

Detail of a marginal miniature of the King of Love sitting in a tree with two musicians, aiming his arrows at a couple sitting below, from the Maastricht Hours, Southern Netherlands (Liège), 1st quarter of the 14th century, Stowe 17, f. 273

Maastrict book of hours. Detail of a marginal miniature of the King of Love sitting in a tree with two musicians, aiming his arrows at a couple sitting below. Southern Netherlands (Liège), quarter of the century, Stowe f.

The zodiac symbol for May is Gemini, represented by a pair of human twins. In Additional MS 36684, the twins are — as was typical — partially nude, their lower halves modestly covered by a large red shield marked by a white bird (perhaps a pelican?). They embrace congenially — everyone is in a good mood in May, when the weather is nice!

The zodiac symbol for May is Gemini, represented by a pair of human twins. In Additional MS 36684, the twins are — as was typical — partially nude, their lower halves modestly covered by a large red shield marked by a white bird (perhaps a pelican?). They embrace congenially — everyone is in a good mood in May, when the weather is nice!

Trobadours

Unusual Musical Instruments - Detail of two musicians playing the rebec and cithar, from the Worms Bible, Germany (Frankenthal), quarter of the century, Harley MS f. The British Library