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Rabbit blowing a horn. Among the marginal creatures populating medieval manuscripts musical animals are fairly common.

Rabbit blowing a horn. Among the marginal creatures populating medieval manuscripts musical animals are fairly common.

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This is beyond bizarre - from the Luttrell Psalter, anonymous medieval manuscript known for its scenes of daily life and otherworldly beings.

This is beyond bizarre - from the Luttrell Psalter, anonymous medieval manuscript known for its scenes of daily life and otherworldly beings.

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From the Medieval #Manuscripts blog post 'Medieval Maps of the Holy Land'. Image: The Acre map of Matthew Paris

From the Medieval #Manuscripts blog post 'Medieval Maps of the Holy Land'. Image: The Acre map of Matthew Paris

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"Even if two scribes knew how make the same letters, it is possible that they would turn out differently"(N. Oresme)

"Even if two scribes knew how make the same letters, it is possible that they would turn out differently"(N. Oresme)

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bat Frederick II, De arte venandi cum avibus (French translation), France ca. 1310 BnF, Français 12400, fol. 75v

bat Frederick II, De arte venandi cum avibus (French translation), France ca. 1310 BnF, Français 12400, fol. 75v

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Prayer roll, MS G.39 fol. 11r - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum

Prayer roll, MS G.39 fol. 11r - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum

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Detail from The Luttrell Psalter, British Library Add MS 42130 (medieval manuscript,1325-1340), f171v

Detail from The Luttrell Psalter, British Library Add MS 42130 (medieval manuscript,1325-1340), f171v

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The ‘Celestial Harp’- a theory that the movement of the stars and planets was related to music- a Medieval manuscript on exhibit at the Getty Research Institute at the Getty Center

The ‘Celestial Harp’- a theory that the movement of the stars and planets was related to music- a Medieval manuscript on exhibit at the Getty Research Institute at the Getty Center

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