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Dragon detail from medieval illuminated manuscript, British Library Harley MS 3244, 1236-c 1250, f58v

Dragon detail from medieval illuminated manuscript, British Library Harley MS

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Barnacle Goose depicted in Gerald of Wales Topographia Hiberniae - British Library Royal 13 B.

Kongelige Bibliotek, Gl. kgl. S. 1633 4º, Folio 50r A two-legged dragon with feathered wings. It has a long tail, in which its strength lies. This dragon is similar to the one found on folio 3v in this manuscript.

From a parchment manuscript identified as 'GKS 1633 Bestiarius' in the Danish Royal Library in Copenhagen. Via BibliOdyssey.

Heraldic shield (purpure, ten fleurs-de-lis or (4,3,2,1) within a bordure of the second) on cord | Book of Hours | France, Savoy or Besançon | ca. 1470 | The Morgan Library & Museum

Heraldic shield (purpure, ten fleurs-de-lis or within a bordure of the second) on cord

Judas Iscariot

«Judas hanging from a tree, with a devilish figure floating beside.

Medieval Bestiary : Tiger Gallery

A tiger looks at its image in a mirror attached to a tree. Usually the mirror is shown on the ground, where the hunter has tossed it after capturing the tiger's cub.

Crucifixion. Full-page drawing of the Crucifixion with a tree of life (abor vitae/lignum vitae) with verses. The tree holds the crucified Christ, his wounds bleeding, and sprouts twelve branches. Each branch is labelled with stages of the Passion or suffering of Jesus when he died. At their ends, the branches grow leaves which represent the 'fruit' of the tree in the form of virtues.  (Harley 5234 f.5). (British Library)

A depiction of the Crucifixion combined with a tree of life symbol from a thirteenth-century English theological miscellany ; a pelican in her piety, symbol of Christ's sacrifice, is at the top.

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Sweet Cherries, Illuminated Manuscript, Medieval Art, Miniatures, Historical Illustrations, Late Middle Ages, Book, Les Fruits, Lazer

Medieval monsters: from the mystical to the demonic - The British Library

Industrious bees, doves nesting in a perindens tree while a dragon waits below, a snake and a dragon, England, or quarter of century (after c. 280 x 165 mm. Harley ff.

Images of the life of Christ and saints ~ CA. 1300 National Library France

Images of the life of Christ and saints ~ CA. 1300 National Library France

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Gushtasp slays the dragon. Illustration from Persian epic poem the Shahnama.

Doves are safe from the dragon in the peridexion tree. The dragon has caught an unwary bird. The doves hang from the tree in the way the barnacle goose is said to.  Medieval Bestiary : Dove Gallery  Bibliothèque Municipale de Douai, MS 711, Folio 38v

Peridexion Tree from Bibliothèque Municipale de Douai Century “The peridexion tree grows in India. Doves gather in the tree because they like the sweet fruit, and because there they are safe.

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