Tag Archives: Medieval MSS

Son of A Wheelbarrow to Hell

From Yale University, Beinecke Library MS 404, Rothschild Canticles, 169v (thanks to Francois Soyer). Previous instalments: The Natural History of the Wheelbarrow, A Wheelbarrow to Hell. Rather than devils carrying souls to hell, the scene seems to represent a (good?) … Continue reading

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Ye Ancient Fizzgiggious Fish

The fizzgiggious Fish, who always walked about upon Stilts, because he had no legs.   Hours of Joanna the Mad (Add MS 18852), a spectacular Book of Hours that was produced for Joanna of Castile (more frequently, and somewhat unfairly, … Continue reading

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