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Grotesques from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 137v

Grotesques from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 137v

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Detail of a bas-de-page scene of two grotesques fighting; one, half-man, half-lion, with a bow and arrow, and the other, half-man, half-boar, with a shield and scimitar. Image taken from f. 137v 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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