Medieval Bestiary : Ostrich Gallery

3466 Folio carelessly laying its eggs on the sand. It does this when it sees the star Virgilia (the Pleiades) rising;

discardingimages: “ false prophets (Revelation 16:13) ‘Queen Mary Apocalypse’, London 14th century. British Library, Royal MS 19 B XV, fol. 30v ”

false prophets (Revelation 'Queen Mary Apocalypse', London century (British Library, Royal MS 19 B XV, fol.

The siren in the Hortus sanitatis, “De piscibus,” chapter 83, published in 1491. (British Library, IB.344). Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps.

The siren in the Hortus sanitatis, “De piscibus”, chapter published in (British Library, twin tailed mermaid, melusine

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Great stockings and garter detail. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Latin two initials from f.

Stowe MS 17 14th century

Detail from medieval manuscript, British Library Stowe MS 17 'The Maastricht Hours',

Medieval paintings suggest that snails used to be as big as people

Medieval paintings suggest that snails used to be as big as people!

snailfight ‘The Smithfield Decretals’ (Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria), Tolouse ca. illuminations added in London ca. 1340 (British Library, Royal 10 E IV, fol.

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