If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will know that I have often published in the past images of medieval animals and creatures – cats, dogs and snails – all from the British Library’s illuminated manuscripts. Today, it’s the turn of the Macclesfield Psalter to yield up its secret feline friends who appear in its folios.
The first two images below are most certainly magnificent micing medieval cats. But the last two? Are they cats… Or are they bears?
The Macclesfield Psalter – folio 79v
The Macclesfield Psalter – folio 106r
The Macclesfield Psalter – folio 14v
The Macclesfield Psalter – folio 182v.
He seems to be a cat with a beautiful winged hybrid creature in his mouth.
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Stella Panayotova The Macclesfield Psalter: A Complete Facsimile (2008)
Stella Panayotova The Macclesfield Psalter Book (Cambridge, 2005)
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