Stop following me! Two grotesques from the margins of the Vaux Psalter, Lambeth Palace Library MS 233 f.15r. pic.twitter.com/U1duQf0VZK
Detail from "The Rutland Psalter", medieval (c1260), British Library Add MS 62925. f 85r
Detail from "The Rutland Psalter", medieval (c1260), British Library Add MS 62925. f 80v
Decorative fillet with a barbette. Both over a coif.
Morgan Library ms m.638 (Maciejowski Bible) Paris 1244-1254AD Fol. 25r. The shepherd, David
Morgan Library ms m.638 (Maciejowski Bible) Paris 1244-1254AD Fol 32r. David obtains Goliath's sword, bystander holding shepherds crook Fol 27r. The shepherd, David Fol. 25r. The shepherd, David
a Levite and his wife - detail.
Boys and girls alike might play with puppets – a word derived from poppets – but usually at the time called mammets or mawmets, often clever kinetic toys that might be knights who jousted or acrobats who tumbled as well as simplified versions of the sorts of puppets professional puppet players used to put on a variety of plays mimicking the tastes of the time with live actors. the best image I could find is this late 12th century one from the 'Hortus deliciarum'
Bible, MS M.969 fol. 346v - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum
BLL_Add49622_f193v_d The next occurrence, in the Canticles, is on f. 193v. In the lower marginalia the high-positioned snail is overlooking a knight ready for attack, shielding himself off while he has raised his sword.