St. Jude's Despair (ghymoreid) wrote in little_details,
St. Jude's Despair

Illuminationed Letters

First post.

I'm looking for a specific illumination that I have a very clear memory of. It's a letter, I think an "F", and just next to, or under, or as part of the illustrations around it, there are three little monkeys dressed as monks.

I have spent pretty much all day googling and wiki-ing my little heart out, on "illuminations animals", "animals as monks" "medieval illustrations", all the different books (Book of Kells, Lindisfarne Gospel, Books of Hours ...) and I'm just coming up dry.

Does anyone out there have any idea, or familiarity with what I'm describing? I'm close to tearing my hair out here ...

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