Summer posts: Visigothic script animals!

Take a look at these medieval depictions of animals. Could you identify them all?

It is time to say hi to all of those who are enjoying summer holidays and amuse their eyes with beautiful Visigothic related stuff while looking at nature/busy city/comfortable couch around. If you are, like me, enjoying the summery silence to work in peace, dear colleague, you should not be doing it (!).

This post is another compilation of the amazing creative stuff Visigothic script illuminators have dedicated to us. I am updating the online catalogue of codices, so I am, at the same time, updating the previous Storify about initials for your amusement. The next post will be a bit longer, for those who need to return to work gradually. This post is especially dedicated to the team behind the project Medieval Animal Data-Network (MAD) -you can follow them on Twitter- because we all (working with medieval manuscripts) would love to have more medieval pets to pet while working. [View the story “Animals!” on Storify]

The images are a mix of different manuscripts, mostly from the Archivo de la Real Academia de la Historia (Madrid), the British LibraryParis – Bibliothèque Nationale de FranceArchivo de la Colegiata de San Isidoro de León, and Archivo del Real Monasterio de El Escorial.


by A. Castro

[update: Storify closed but you can still find these tweets in my twitter account]

[edited 13/07/2018]

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Anna-Maria Castro

Stunning, absolutely stunning art! Thank you for posting it.

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