Things I've picked up along the way...

Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is a monkey playing the lute! This is the first of a series of monkeys I’ll introduce you to over the next few days. Actually this monkey dates from 1582, so is distinctly early modern/Renaissance… but I liked him so much I had to include him.
The image appears in the margins of an alchemical treatise from Germany. It is now in the collection of the British Library.
Image source: British Library MS Harley 3469. Image declared as public domain on the British Library website.

Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is a monkey playing the lute! This is the first of a series of monkeys I’ll introduce you to over the next few days. Actually this monkey dates from 1582, so is distinctly early modern/Renaissance… but I liked him so much I had to include him.

The image appears in the margins of an alchemical treatise from Germany. It is now in the collection of the British Library.

Image source: British Library MS Harley 3469. Image declared as public domain on the British Library website.

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