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Knucklebones game from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 167v

Knucklebones game from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 167v

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Detail of a bas-de-page scene of two men, one nude and one clothed, playing at knucklebones. Image taken from f. 167v 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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