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Re: medieval marginalia

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:01 pm
by important dentist
atomicbombshell wrote:Image

i'm sure this guy fancied himself the rick london of his day

Re: medieval marginalia

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:05 pm
by pana

Re: medieval marginalia

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:01 pm
by abs
COMBAT EDITION:

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Re: medieval marginalia

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:03 pm
by fox
oh man spike through the head

Re: medieval marginalia

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:04 pm
by Grey Poupon
a lot of great avatar material in here

maybe I'll get a tattoo of a rabbit riding a snail one day

Re: medieval marginalia

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:05 pm
by abs
i think the spike through the head is not marginalia, but probably a real illustration. w/e

Re: medieval marginalia

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:07 pm
by Merciel
go thread go

I love this stuff so much. <3

The snails were actually totally new to me, I did not realize that was a thing. aheee

Re: medieval marginalia

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:08 pm
by fuckles
i love this

Re: medieval marginalia

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:08 pm
by gambra
All I can imagine now is the head of a monastery looking over another fine piece of work completed by his monks but then finding one of the dick doodles and cursing silently to himself.

Re: medieval marginalia

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:12 pm
by fox
a certain art history phd candidate that I know should be all over this thread

Re: medieval marginalia

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:15 pm
by freestamp
While this entire thread is great, dick tree is definitely going to be a random post I still remember.

Re: medieval marginalia

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:16 pm
by Grey Poupon
do you have any of worms with faces? those seem to be popular. both big snakey dragonlike ones and ones that just look like worms with eyes and a mouth.

Re: medieval marginalia

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:19 pm
by abs
Grey Poupon wrote:do you have any of worms with faces? those seem to be popular. both big snakey dragonlike ones and ones that just look like worms with eyes and a mouth.


like a wyvern?

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Re: medieval marginalia

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:22 pm
by brucey
atomicbombshell wrote:NOTES EDITION:

(no pictures, because they're all in latin anyway, but these are documented good ones)

I am very cold.


The parchment is hairy.


Thank God, it will soon be dark.


Now I've written the whole thing: for Christ's sake give me a drink.


As the harbor is welcome the sailor, so is the last line to a scribe.


This is sad! O little book! A day will come in truth when someone over your page will say, 'The hand that wrote this is no more.'


Oh, my hand.


can we get some medieval monks to board here?

Re: medieval marginalia

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:23 pm
by abs
FRIDAY NIGHT (GETTIN' MY DRANK ON) EDITION:

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(not really drunk, but i bet they are, and btw this is marginalia from an aristotle manuscript :D )

Re: medieval marginalia

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:23 pm
by The Unblinking Eye
atomicbombshell wrote:Image


Prototype of the human centipede?

Re: medieval marginalia

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:28 pm
by abs
freestamp wrote:While this entire thread is great, dick tree is definitely going to be a random post I still remember.


nuns are lusty, according to the doodler ;)

hi-res version for anyone who wants it:

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Re: medieval marginalia

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:35 pm
by brucey
man, lusty nun is a p good handle

Re: medieval marginalia

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:08 pm
by Jeremy
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If this doesn't prove that aliens invented baseball then nothing will.

Re: medieval marginalia

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:16 pm
by Jeremy
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Times are tough all over.

Re: medieval marginalia

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:17 pm
by Grey Poupon
atomicbombshell wrote:
Grey Poupon wrote:do you have any of worms with faces? those seem to be popular. both big snakey dragonlike ones and ones that just look like worms with eyes and a mouth.


like a wyvern?

that wyvern is cool but I was thinking more like these only drawn a long time ago. same pose and everything.

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I think it was part of some famous manuscript but my memory is shot :?


I love this website: http://bestiary.ca/index.html
Isidore of Seville [7th century CE] (Etymologies, Book 12, 5:1-18): The worm is born from flesh or wood or any earthly thing, but without intercourse. It is sometimes born from an egg, like a scorpion. There are worms of the earth (scorpion, beetle, multipede, snail), air (spider), water (leech), clothing (moth), flesh (many kinds), wood (termite), and leaves (silkworm, caterpillar). The leech (sanguisaga) is a water worm that drinks blood; when it is full of blood it vomits it up so that it can drink more. The beetle (cantharis) is an earth worm that fills bladders and causes inflamation when applied to the human body. The multipede (multipes) has its name from its many feet; it is born under a rock from liquid and earth. The snail (limax) is considered unclean because it lives in mud. The silkworm (bombyx) is a leaf worm from whose thread silk is made. The caterpillar (eruca) is a leaf worm that is named from its gnawing (erondendo) on plants. Termites (teredones) are wood worms, called from the Greek word for "gnawing" (terendo). The moth (tinea) is a clothing worm that has name from holding (teneat) onto what it eats. There are many flesh worms (vermes carnium) that infect the intestines, head and skin. Like snakes the worm does not move with distinct steps, but by stretching and contracting its body.

Re: medieval marginalia

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:17 pm
by Grey Poupon
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Re: medieval marginalia

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:19 pm
by Fullscreen
that guy's spread-cheeked asshole on page one is just charmingly detailed.

Re: medieval marginalia

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:25 pm
by abs
hmm, GP. i will look into it! i think i know what you're talking about. lemme look around.

jeremy, your post inspired me...

SPORTS EDITION:

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(nuns v. monks)

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(monkeys playing with the communion wafer!)

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(blind mans bluff)

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a little archery, anyone?

Re: medieval marginalia

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:43 pm
by klubrick
that rabbit is shook...loving the blind man's bluff

Re: medieval marginalia

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:43 pm
by Jeremy
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"Oh Sir Knight, please aid me!"
"Sorry lady, there's hunting to be done."













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Re: medieval marginalia

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:45 pm
by Jeremy
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Tags: In left margin, hybrid animal, with crowned human head and serpentine body, plays bagpipe through anus.

Re: medieval marginalia

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:50 pm
by brucey
more dogs/greyhounds plz

Re: medieval marginalia

PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:08 am
by Grey Poupon
Are you accessing these through a private online collection or something more readily available... Like something my university may have a subscription to? I was amazed when I found out I can read New Scientist for free, something like this would really blow my mind.

Re: medieval marginalia

PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:39 am
by fakename
there's a penis tree in the malleus maleficarum. probably unrelated.