Alexander the Great vs. bats and rats Le Livre et le vraye hystoire du bon roy Alixandre, France 1420 (British Library, Royal 20 B XX, fol. 51v) - #Macedonia the #ancient #kingdom of #Greece #Macedonian #Greeks #Alexanderthegreat #art #British #library
Royal 20 B. xx f. 83r detail
Detail of a miniature of Alexander the Great enthroned, being presented with caladrius birds, from Historia de proelis in a French translation (Le Livre et le vraye hystoire du bon roy Alixandre), France (Paris), c. 1420, Royal MS 20 B XX, f. 83
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Eskandar (Alexander the Great) contemplates the Talking Tree, Illustration for Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh, Shiraz, c.1430 Commissioned by Ebrahim Soltan, Timur’s grandson. Illuminator: Nasr al-Soltani. Opaque watercolours, ink and gold on paper
Lolcats of the Middle Ages
Detail of miniatures of cats catching mice, mice stealing eucharistic wafers, and (below), an ancestor of Keyboard Cat: a later marginal doodle of a cat playing a stringed instrument; from a bestiary, England (Salisbury?), 2nd quarter of the 13th century, Harley MS 4751, f. 30v. The internet is considered by...