Discarded Images: A collection of bizarre medieval images

By Ben • art, history • 25 Apr 2013

Maybe there's something cultural that's lost in translation, but it turns out the illustrators of medieval manuscripts often enjoyed adding odd, funny, or grotesque images around the text. Discarding Images is a tumblr dedicated to sharing the oddities.

For example, a bunny playing a trumpet:

Bunny playing trumpet

A man who's not happy about a cat's grooming habits:

Cat licking its butt

And what's described as a "monkey prank." I'm glad I don't know these monkeys.

Monkey poop prank

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