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San Dunstano

SAN DUNSTANO DI CANTERBURY

« St Dunstan, as the story goes, Once pull’d the devil by the nose With red-hot tongs, which made him roar, That he was heard three miles or more. » (Folk rhyme)   May 19 is the feast day of Saint Dunstan, […]

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LA NOTTE DI VALPURGA

Every year, the night from April 30 to May 1, part of Europe celebrates the Germanic and Scandinavian feast known as Walpurgis Night. Although its name comes from the 8th-century Christian Saint Walpurga (or Walburga) of Heidenheim, the feast itself probably originated […]

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IL TRITONE

Miniatura “Tritone” tratta dal manoscritto “Miroir du Monde. Storia universale dalla Creazione alla nascita di Cristo”, MS Douce 337, c. 85r, 1463, Biblioteca Bodleiana, Oxford.   Illumination “Merman” from the manuscript “Miroir du Monde. Storia universale dalla Creazione alla nascita […]

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ANGELI E DEMONI

A Miniatura tratta dal manoscritto “La Cité de Dieu”, ms. 10 A 11, c. 450v, XV secolo, Biblioteca Nazionale d’Olanda, L’Aia. Illumination from the manuscript “La Cité de Dieu”, ms. 10 A 11, c. 450v, 15th century, National Library of the […]

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ALL’ATTACCO!!!

Miniatura tratta dal manoscritto “Il Libro della Regina”, ms. Harley 4431, c. 108v, 1410-1414 ca., British Library, Londra. Illumination from the manuscript “The Book of the Queen”, ms. Harley 4431, c. 108v, ca. 1410-1414, British Library, London.

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POLIFEMO?

Miniatura tratta dal manoscritto “Il Libro della Regina”, ms. Harley 4431, c. 105r, 1410-1414 ca., British Library, Londra. Illumination from the manuscript “The Book of the Queen”, ms. Harley 4431, c. 105r, ca. 1410-1414, British Library, London.

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QUEST’ANNO VANNO DI MODA I VESTITI CON LE FRANGE!

Miniatura tratta da “La Bibbia Holkham”, ms. 47682, c.11v, 1327-1335, British Library, Londra.   Illumination from the “Holkham Bible”, ms. 47682, c.11v, 1327-1335, British Library, London.

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ISTINTO MATERNO

Miniatura “Femmina di centauro che nutre il figlio” tratta dal manoscritto “Rutland Psalter”, ms. 62925, c. 58v, 1260 , British Library.   Illumination “A centaur feeding her child” from the manuscript “Rutland Psalter”, ms. 62925, c. 58v, c. 1260, British […]

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