Medieval illustrations of psychedelic animals playing music raise many questions
22 October 2020, 12:28 | Updated: 22 October 2020, 13:30
Medieval scribes took their animal illustrations very seriously.
A drawing of a human-headed snail mounted by a spear-wielding rabbit? Casual.
Or how about a concerned lion playing the violin while glancing sheepishly to the side? Seems legit.
These could only be illustrations from the Middle Ages...
We already know that the scribes of by-gone centuries took a slightly alternative approach to their artistry.
So these medieval illustrations should really come as no surprise. Yet they still do.
Seeing really is believing with these psychedelic doodles...
And this musician clearly had violin practice at 11am, then dressage at 12pm.
If you’ve made it this far, well done. The cursed manuscript doodles haven’t scared you away just yet.
Enjoy the most bad-ass lute player we’ve ever seen.
Angry monkey playing the bagpipes? Talk about a 2020 mood.
Whoever penned the nursery rhyme Hey diddle diddle had clearly seen this fella in their nightmares.
Now, may they all haunt yours...