Saturday, 25 June 2016
Saturday, 18 June 2016
Descriptions of One Manuscript or Two?
|[Digital Library@Villanova University; Source]|
Posted by Peter Kidd at 08:01 No comments:
Tuesday, 14 June 2016
Other Tuns as Part of a Rebus
It occurs to me that a suggestion in the previous post will only seem plausible if the reader knows how common it was for a tun to form part of a rebus, so here are a few more examples:
Posted by Peter Kidd at 21:39 No comments:
Saturday, 11 June 2016
A Scribal and Illuminated Rebus?
Among the digitized manuscripts at Villanova University, PA, is a very small (approx.100×70mm) 14th-century English copy of some of Augustine's works, with a single illuminated page at the beginning:
The thing that strikes me as most unusual about this first page is the lower border, with foliage sprouting from what looks like a hole in the side of a wooden barrel:
|[This and other images: Digital Library@Villanova University; Source]|
Posted by Peter Kidd at 07:07 No comments:
Labels: Leighton, Price-code, rebus, Sotheby's, Tregaskis
Tuesday, 7 June 2016
"Ancient Illuminated MSS in the Library at Calveley"
My interest was aroused by the description of of a 19th-century album that will be sold next week, whose catalogue description does not have an image:
Posted by Peter Kidd at 17:22 1 comment:
Location: Calveley Hall, Tattenhall, Cheshire, UK
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