Illuminated Manuscripts - 2 Cats Catting
Love Cats? History buff? Why not both?? This ornament of 2 Cats Catting is based off of artwork from a ca. 12th Century Bestiary. Made of wood. Approx 4.25" tall.
This item is based off of artwork found here -
Aberdeen Bestiary, England ca. 1200
Aberdeen University Library, MS 24, fol. 23v
What is an Illuminated Manuscript you ask? Here is a short answer from Wikipedia -
"An illuminated manuscript is a manuscript in which the text is supplemented with such decoration as initials, borders (marginalia) and miniature illustrations. In the strictest definition, the term refers only to manuscripts decorated with either gold or silver; but in both common usage and modern scholarship, the term refers to any decorated or illustrated manuscript from Western traditions."
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