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Illustrations of costume of Soldiers & Hunters from

The Rochester Bestiary c.1230

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Folio 3v: Detail of a miniature of a mounted man in cuirie with horn and pitchfork hunting lion with hounds.
Folio 9v: Detail of a miniature of an armed man spearing an antelope caught in branches.
Folio 10v: Detail of a miniature of a knight spearing a unicorn, who lies with its head in the lap of a virgin.
Folio 11v: Detail of the upper register of a miniature of knights in a castle atop an elephant repelling mounted assailants.
Folio 14r: Detail of a miniature of a beaver biting off his testicles and a hunter with dogs.
Folio 16r: Detail of a miniature of an armoured archer hunting a Bonnacon.
Folio 17r: Detail of a miniature of a hunter and dogs pursuing a monkey and its young.
Folio 20r: Detail of a miniature of a hunter and dogs pursuing goats.
Folio 29v: Detail of the lower register of a two-part miniature of mastiffs guarding sheep.
Folio 30v: Detail of a miniature of the legend of the king Garamantes who was rescued by his dogs.
Folio 36v: Detail of a miniature of an archer shooting at a bull.
Folio 38v: Detail of a miniature of a man riding a camel.
Folio 39r: Detail of a miniature of two men with asses.
Folio 42v: Detail of a miniature of two knights fighting on foot with swords, while their horses are fighting each other on hind legs.

Source: British Library, manuscript Royal 12 F XIII
South East England, (possibly Rochester). 2nd quarter of the 13th century. Written in Latin and French.



See also:
Effigy of William Longspée, an English Knight, Wiltshire, c.1230-40
Statues on Wells Cathedral, England, c.1230-40
A knight in Summa de vitiis et virtutibus by Willelmus Peraldus, British Library Harley MS 3244, England, c. 1236
Other 13th century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
Index of Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers