Monthly Archives: September 2012

  1. Fowl Play

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    September 28, 2012 by Gail Armstrong

    I have a real fondness for chickens.  I’ve often thought I’d like to keep a few in my backyard, if …
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  2. Murder in the Margins

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    September 24, 2012 by Gail Armstrong

    Typical illuminated manuscript page:  main image illustrating a Biblical scene – anything from a joyous nativity to a gruesome crucifixion …
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  3. Best Bestiary Beasts


    September 21, 2012 by Gail Armstrong

    Most images I’ve looked at so far have come from religious texts and illustrate religious themes or stories.  Another rich …
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  4. How to give a dragon indigestion


    September 17, 2012 by Gail Armstrong

    One day I was happily browsing the Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscript photostream on Flickr when I came across this …
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  5. Today’s blog post is brought to you by the letter A…and other decorated letters

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    September 12, 2012 by Gail Armstrong

    Anyone perusing illuminated manuscripts is bound to be struck with a new appreciation for the potential of the alphabet – …
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  6. Here be Monkeys

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    September 10, 2012 by Gail Armstrong

    One of the joys of illuminated manuscripts is the whimsy that often livens up the margins.  You may have at …
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  7. Noah’s Ark, Part 1

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    September 8, 2012 by Gail Armstrong

    There are certain scenes that recur in illuminated manuscripts that I love to ‘collect and compare’.  One of these is …
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