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小山田浩史 on Twitter: "今日の中世写本象画像: 皆さんの象画像フォルダがみるみる充実していくように、象と城の悪魔合体画像をちょっと集めてみた。もう #WorldElephantDay とか関係ない http://t.co/nAw2FDblu8"

Elephant illustration by Matthew Paris before he saw one in person, from ‘Chronica Maiora’ century) - Strange Creatures: The Art of Unknown Animals

Elephant from Matthew Paris, Chronica maiora, Part II, Parker Library, MS 16, fol. 151v

Elephants and the royal menagerie…

An early elephant image by Matthew Paris in his Chronica Maiora II, c. 1235-1259. (Parker Library, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, MS 16, fol. 151v.)

Century elephant drawn by Matthew Paris in before he saw a real specimen in the Tower of London a decade later.

Christ with Cynocephali (dog-headed men) (Kievan Psalter, 14th c.)

Christ with Cynocephali (dog-headed men) (Kievan Psalter, c.

Goat in blue cape talking to attentive chickens and goose. Medieval illustration.

Image from The Maastricht Hours Origin Netherlands, S. (Liège) Date quarter of the century Fox preaching to a duck and some chickens. British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts

“Wound Man is an illustration which first appeared in European surgical texts in the Middle Ages. It laid out schematically the various wounds a person might suffer in battle or in accidents”

Medieval Wound Man, c. Wound Man is an illustration which first appeared in European surgical texts in the Middle Ages. It laid out schematically the various wounds a person might suffer in battle or in accidents.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d5/Schembertbuch_09.jpg

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d5/Schembertbuch_09.jpg

Англия, конец XIII в.

Англия, конец XIII в.

al-Jazarī’s famous ‘Elephant Clock’. From: al-Jazarī, The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices. Or. 116, f. 149r

al-Jazarī’s famous ‘Elephant Clock’. From: al-Jazarī, The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices.

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