happy unicorn and a naked virginRothschild Canticles, Flanders 14th century.
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 404, fol. 51r

happy unicorn and a naked virgin

Rothschild Canticles, Flanders 14th century.

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 404, fol. 51r

griffin holding a hog'The Ashmole Bestiary', England 13th century.
Bodleian Library, MS. Ashmole 1511, fol. 15v

griffin holding a hog

'The Ashmole Bestiary', England 13th century.

Bodleian Library, MS. Ashmole 1511, fol. 15v

marginal kitten
lectionary, Cambrai ca. 1266.
Cambrai, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. 190, fol. 72r

marginal kitten

lectionary, Cambrai ca. 1266.

Cambrai, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. 190, fol. 72r

pottery fightLuttrell Psalter, England ca. 1325-1340.
British Library, Add 42130, fol. 153r

pottery fight

Luttrell Psalter, England ca. 1325-1340.

British Library, Add 42130, fol. 153r

hell’s cauldronsMissal of Raoul du Fou, Normandy ca. 1479-1511.
Evreux, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. lat. 99, fol. 90r

hell’s cauldrons

Missal of Raoul du Fou, Normandy ca. 1479-1511.

Evreux, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. lat. 99, fol. 90r

fox pretending to be dead
Bestiary, Thérouanne ca. 1270.
LA, J. Paul Getty Museum, MS. Ludwig XV 3, fol. 81v

fox pretending to be dead

Bestiary, Thérouanne ca. 1270.

LA, J. Paul Getty Museum, MS. Ludwig XV 3, fol. 81v

cats’ habits
'The Ashmole Bestiary', England 13th century (Bodleian Library, MS. Ashmole 1511, fol. 35v)

cats’ habits

'The Ashmole Bestiary', England 13th century (Bodleian Library, MS. Ashmole 1511, fol. 35v)

devil and lovers'Bible historiée toute figurée', Naples ca. 1350.
Paris, BnF, Français 9561, fol. 8v

devil and lovers

'Bible historiée toute figurée', Naples ca. 1350.

Paris, BnF, Français 9561, fol. 8v

initial cat Psalter, Canterbury ca. 1210-1220.
Bodleian Library, MS. Ashmole 1525, fol. 14r

initial cat 

Psalter, Canterbury ca. 1210-1220.

Bodleian Library, MS. Ashmole 1525, fol. 14r

mouth of hellThomas de Saluces, Le Chevalier errant, Paris ca. 1403-1404.
BnF, Français 12559, p. 192

mouth of hell

Thomas de Saluces, Le Chevalier errant, Paris ca. 1403-1404.

BnF, Français 12559, p. 192

man holding a banderole inscribed ‘non est deus’ (‘there is no god’) and whispering devilsinitial of Psalm 52 ‘Dixit insipiens in corde suo: non est Deus’ (‘The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God’)Psalter, France after 1205.
LA, Getty, Ms. 66, fol. 56r

man holding a banderole inscribed ‘non est deus’ (‘there is no god’) and whispering devils

initial of Psalm 52 ‘Dixit insipiens in corde suo: non est Deus’ (‘The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God’)

Psalter, France after 1205.

LA, Getty, Ms. 66, fol. 56r

smiling hedgehogRichard de Fournival, Bestiaire d’amours, Hainaut ca. 1285.
BnF, Français 412, fol. 234r

smiling hedgehog

Richard de Fournival, Bestiaire d’amours, Hainaut ca. 1285.

BnF, Français 412, fol. 234r

sea monk Thomas of Cantimpré, Liber de natura rerum, France ca. 1290.
Valenciennes, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. 320, fol. 117r

sea monk 

Thomas of Cantimpré, Liber de natura rerum, France ca. 1290.

Valenciennes, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. 320, fol. 117r

Jesus Christ and his dog (Wedding at Cana)'Bible historiée toute figurée', Naples ca. 1350 (Paris, BnF, Français 9561, fol. 142v)

Jesus Christ and his dog 
(Wedding at Cana)

'Bible historiée toute figurée', Naples ca. 1350 (Paris, BnF, Français 9561, fol. 142v)

Pegasus and the head of PhaethonFazio degli Uberti, II Dittamondo, Milan ca. 1447.
BnF, Italien 81, fol. 175v

Pegasus and the head of Phaethon

Fazio degli Uberti, II Dittamondo, Milan ca. 1447.

BnF, Italien 81, fol. 175v