Artycles

History of Art student at Cambridge University, tumblr-ing for my own amazement.

September 11, 2011 5:39 pm

The Macclesfield Psalter, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Resurfacing from obscurity in 2004, the Macclesfield Psalter was made for a young man in 1330s Norwich. An intriguing page, the marginal illustration is of a naked man riding backwards on a donkey. He may symbolise folly, as he is wearing the orange headgear sported by a Fool on another page of the psalter, or may be an illustration of a medieval penalty for adultery.

http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/gallery/cockerell/macclesfieldpsalter/

http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/medieval/zoom.php?id=657

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    Love the Macclesfield Psalter.
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    Another addition to last week’s posts.
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