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Apes from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 107v
Apes from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 107v
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Bas-de-page scene of a mother ape being pursued by a hunter, blowing a horn and carrying a spear; according to legend, she will carry her favourite child in her arms and her less favourite on her back, but will likely drop the favourite when pursued. Image taken from f. 107v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.
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1310 - 1320
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