Middle Ages

Art from the long (and vague defined) period of the Middle Ages (ca. 500-1450).
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In the Netherlands there is a lot of discussion of Zwarte Piet, the friend of Sinterklaas (a sort of Santaclaus). But nobody does mention why his horse became white! Read more by clicking on this picture.

Wit paardje

In the Netherlands there is a lot of discussion of Zwarte Piet, the friend of Sinterklaas (a sort of Santaclaus). But nobody does mention why his horse became white! Read more by clicking on this picture.

Amazing sculpture of St. Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. And check out the beautiful headgear of the virgins and the saint herself!

Koptelefoon

Amazing sculpture of St. Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. And check out the beautiful headgear of the virgins and the saint herself!

Meet the musquelibet, a creature from the medieval bestiary. The brown animal was the size of a stag and (wait for it)... it had an abscess on its private part. Luckily the fluids from the abscess had a lovely musk smell.

Meet the musquelibet, a creature from the medieval bestiary. The brown animal was the size of a stag and (wait for it)... it had an abscess on its private part. Luckily the fluids from the abscess had a lovely musk smell.

How to tame a dragon? Just knot its tail! Learn more by clicking on the image. Because you never know when you walk into one ;)

De draak

How to tame a dragon? Just knot its tail! Learn more by clicking on the image. Because you never know when you walk into one ;)

Geertgen tot Sint Jans, Nativity, c. 1490 (detail). The little Christchild glows like a firefly. The artist might have based this depiction on the visions of the Brigit of Sweden.

Kerstlichtje

Geertgen tot Sint Jans, Nativity, c. 1490 (detail). The little Christchild glows like a firefly. The artist might have based this depiction on the visions of the Brigit of Sweden.

A unicorn 'visiting' Mary's womb ;) The virgin who could attract the wild unicorn became also a symbol of the incarnation of Christ. (Click on the picture to read more). Altar in Dome of Lübecker, 1506.

A unicorn 'visiting' Mary's womb ;) The virgin who could attract the wild unicorn became also a symbol of the incarnation of Christ. (Click on the picture to read more). Altar in Dome of Lübecker, 1506.

Geertgen tot Sint Jans, Nativity, c. 1490. The little Christchild glows like a firefly. The artist might have based this depiction on the visions of the Brigit of Sweden.

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Geertgen tot Sint Jans, Nativity, c. 1490. The little Christchild glows like a firefly. The artist might have based this depiction on the visions of the Brigit of Sweden.

Amazing illumination of the Flying Fish of Tyre, ca. 1170. Nice detail: it seems if the men in the boat a stucked in a giant green drilpudding :)

Go handschrift!

Amazing illumination of the Flying Fish of Tyre, ca. 1170. Nice detail: it seems if the men in the boat a stucked in a giant green drilpudding :)

Look! A medieval headphone! What is it? Click the image and check it out (if you can read Dutch muhahaha).

Koptelefoon

Look! A medieval headphone! What is it? Click the image and check it out (if you can read Dutch muhahaha).

Meet the musquelibet, a creature from the medieval bestiary. The brown animal was the size of a stag and (wait for it)... it had an abscess on its private part. Luckily the fluids from the abscess had a lovely musk smell.

Meet the musquelibet, a creature from the medieval bestiary. The brown animal was the size of a stag and (wait for it)... it had an abscess on its private part. Luckily the fluids from the abscess had a lovely musk smell.


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Amazing illumination of the Flying Fish of Tyre, ca. 1170. Nice detail: it seems if the men in the boat a stucked in a giant green drilpudding :)

Go handschrift!

Amazing illumination of the Flying Fish of Tyre, ca. 1170. Nice detail: it seems if the men in the boat a stucked in a giant green drilpudding :)

Awkward lions in the visual arts. Love it!

Awkward lions in the visual arts. Love it!

water stag 'Fieschi Psalter', Cambrai ca. 1290-1295 Baltimore, The Walters Art Museum, Walters Manuscript W.45, fol. 227v

water stag 'Fieschi Psalter', Cambrai ca. 1290-1295 Baltimore, The Walters Art Museum, Walters Manuscript W.45, fol. 227v

By Pamela Colman Smith

By Pamela Colman Smith

Arthur & The Questing Beast

Arthur & The Questing Beast

The Crossroads in Irish Folklore.

The Crossroads in Irish Folklore.

Musée des arts Arts Décoratifs, Exposition internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes de 1925 © Sélène Khnopff

Musée des arts Arts Décoratifs, Exposition internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes de 1925 © Sélène Khnopff

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ONE of Irish folklore’s most frightening tales is that of the death coach. Known in Ireland as the Coiste Bodhar (meaning silent coach), thi...

Beware Ireland's Death Coach

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Stag blowing a horn (Breviary Renaud de Bar, Verdun, MS. 107) pic.twitter.com/IOyXU4C2iz

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