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Spain-Alfonso X (1221-1285) Cantigas http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/images/cantiga_3.jpg

SPAIN / Medieval - An illustration from the codex of the Cantigas de Santa Maria. The Canticles of Holy Mary are 420 poems with musical notation, written in the during the reign of Alfonso X "The wise" and often attributed to him.

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end of the 13th century France   Lausanne, Bibliothèque Cantonale et Universitaire, U 964 - Biblia Porta          fol. 343v - a female acrobat and a musician (he seems to be playing some kind of flute or pipe AND a drum, which he rests on his elbow (?) )    http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/bcul/U0964

Female acrobat and a musician playing both pipe and drum-- Late century France, Lausanne, Bibliothèque Cantonale et Universitaire, U 964 - Biblia Porta fol.

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 404, fol. 156v

Marginal drawing of cat drinking from a bowl and woman shooing it with a distaff (note spindle hanging off) . Detail of page from "Rothschild Canticles", Flanders, century - Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS fol.

( - p.mc.n. ) More bizarre marginalia. A drawing in the margins of a medieval manuscript depicting a knight in full armor, carrying a banner with a snail on it, faces a rabbit armed with a sling. metz pontificant

A drawing in the margins of a medieval manuscript depicting a knight carrying a banner with a snail on it, faces a rabbit armed with a sling.

This is an otter, not a cat. But look at it. | 23 Medieval Cat Paintings That Are So Ugly You Could Cry

This is an otter, not a cat. But look at it.

discarding images — bagpiping cat [that’s an otter, not a cat] Book.

The Adventures of Medieval Killer Bunny: A Musical Vacation

It’s Xmas time! Christmas songs and carols everywhere! In this newest instalment of The Adventures of Medieval Killer Bunny we are going to look at what the medieval bunnies are planning for…

Miniatures of the twelve Zodiac signs from the elaborately illuminated Hunterian Psalter, cca. 1170 England. This manuscript is a splendid example of Romanesque book art.

Zodiaco - The Hunterian Psalter. century England - Miniatures of the twelve Zodiac signs from the elaborately illuminated Hunterian Psalter, cca. This manuscript is a splendid example of Romanesque book art.

Hare with Bagpipe. In medieval marginalia the hare is often shown playing a rather suggestively shaped bagpipe. detail Flemish c.1320-30. Bodl_Douce5 by tony harrison, via Flickr

fuckyeahheraldry: “ The bagpipe is only mentioned in British heraldry in connection with a rabbit playing on it. Both the Devonshire family Hopwell and the ancient Derbyshire family FitzErcald bear.

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