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Полная иллюстрированная история улиток

warrior snailPontifical of Guillaume Durand, Avignon, before 1390Paris, Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, ms. 143, fol. 179v:
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donkey warrior vs. killer snail Pontifical of Guillaume Durand, Avignon, before 1390 Paris, Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, ms. 143, fol. 179v:

donkey warrior vs. killer snail Pontifical of Guillaume Durand, Avignon, before 1390 Paris, Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, ms. 143, fol. 179v
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Gorleston Psalter BLL_Add49622_f185v_d In the lower marginalia of f. 185v a knight, his weapon relaxed on his shoulder, grabs the tentacles of the (dextral) snail sitting on the branch in front of him. One may expect a retraction…; perhaps the snail surrendered?:

BLL_Add49622_f180v_d In the lower marginalia of f. 180v -
a woman has her ax ready for attacking the (sinistral) snail opposite her.
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Gorleston Psalter BLL_Add49622_f185v
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Is he seriously jousting a snail??? -- from the work of Brunetto Latini (ca. 1220-1294):

from the work of Brunetto Latini (ca. 1220-1294)
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The knight is a woman with a shield in her left hand, opposing a sinistral snail with a full-tentacled animal.: BLL_Add49622_f179r_d On f. 179r, upper marginalia, the (dextral) snail is confronting a hybrid of a lion with a knight. The knight has his scimitar ready for attack, his lion-head shield in front of him. Very interestingly, above the snail is a text which reminded me of the French word ‘limaçons'; in the end it turned out to be an Anglo-Norman word for snail (‘limaceoun’) [2]. It remains a bit unsure whether this was used in those days for sea snails, land snails, or both:
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This thing with the unexplained motif of knights fighting snails (and often losing to them) in medieval manuscripts is just one of the best ...:

The Gorleston Psalter Date 1310-1324 Add MS 49622 Folio 162v:

The Gorleston Psalter Date 1310-1324 Add MS 49622 Folio 162v
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Why Were Medieval Knights Always Fighting Snails? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-were-medieval-knights-always-fighting-snails-1728888/?no-ist … KBH, Ms. 78 D 40, 177, 14th century.:
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Knight v snail - in pictures:
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Knight jousting with snail, Brunetto Latini, Li Livres dou Tresor, St Petersburg Manuscript, fol. 30v:
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Cat in a snail shell (f°185) -- Book of Hours, Use of Maastricht ('The Maastricht Hours'), Netherlands, S. (Liège), 1st quarter of the 14th century [BL Stowe MS 17]:       Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon, Ms 6881, detail of f. 72. Book of Hours, use of Chalon. 15th century, dearest kissing snails.:

Cat in a snail shell (f°185) -- Book of Hours, Use of Maastricht ('The Maastricht Hours'), Netherlands, S. (Liège), 1st quarter of the 14th century [BL Stowe MS 17]

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Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon, Ms 6881, detail of f. 72. Book of Hours, use of Chalon. 15th century, dearest kissing snails.
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m282.019vb.jpg (487×500):
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Большая подборка миниатюр с улитками - Hunting for snails ~ snails in art:
https://huntingforsnails.wordpress.com/category/manuscript/

Hunting for snails
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