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Vain pig wearing a conic hannin and playing a harp, from British Library MS Harley 4379

Bizarre and vulgar illustrations from illuminated medieval manuscripts

Conception of Alexander the Great, Les faize d’ Alexandre (translation of Historiae Alexandri Magni of Quintus Curtius Rufus), Bruges ca. 1468-1475 (British Library, Burney 169, fol. 14r)

“Nectanebo sotto forma di drago bacia Olimpia mentre è a tavola con re Filippo”, miniatura tratta dal codice ’Roman d’Alexandre en Prose’ (inizi del XIV secolo), British Library, Londra.

remember to feed the dragons this winter!‘And in Sicily there is a manner of serpent, by the which men assay and prove, whether their children be bastards or no, or of lawful marriage: for if they be born in right marriage, the serpents go about them, and do them no harm, and if they be born in avoutry, the serpents bite them and envenom them. And thus many wedded men prove if the children be their own.’ (Mandeville)Compilation of the travel writings (including Marco Polo, Joh

Located in a stunning site of interest featuring the Gallo-Roman baths of Lutèce (late cent.) and the town house of the abbots of Cluny (late cent.), the museum boasts one of the richest medieval collections in the world and a medieval- inspired garden.

Horae ad usum Parisiensem Date d'édition : 1401-1500 Type : manuscrit Langue : Latin Format : Vélin. - 190 feuillets et 4 feuillets de parchemin. - 160 × 110 mm. - Reliure veau brun, encadrement doré, fleurons au dos, tranches dorées Droits : domaine public Identifiant : ark:/12148/btv1b550008032