Clare- you never here about mermen,typical, well here they are folks. Border in a medieval manuscript with a mermaid and merman. British Library Royal MS 10 E IV Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (t.
Margin with foliate and vinescroll ornament, inhabited by two birds, including one standing in nest above four smaller birds; and fantastic animal. From Book of Hours (Initial D enclosing gold scroll ornament), Belgium,