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Grotesque and knight from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 133v

Grotesque and knight from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 133v

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Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a grotesque hybrid jousting a knight, whose horse has collapsed beneath him. Image taken from f. 133v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

In medieval illuminated manuscripts, bas-de-page scenes are unframed, sometimes whimsical images that appear below the written text and may or may not refer to it.

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1310 - 1320
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British Library
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