Creating patterns . I need a wallpaper as a background for a picture I'm working on. So I started off by creating this small stamp.
The asp is cleverly avoiding the soothing snake charmer tones by slamming one ear to the ground while sticking the end of his tail into the other ear. The snake charmer deftly avoids the bit of the asp by keeping his shield up and a wooden stick down on the head. Aberdeen Bestiary, 12 th c.
Verdun, Bibl. mun., ms. 0070, f. 42v. Anselm of Canterbury, Meditations. St…
Detail from The Luttrell Psalter, British Library Add MS 42130 (medieval manuscript,1325-1340), f177v
hydra - Bestiary, England ca. 1200-1210. British Library, Royal 12 C XIX, fol. 13r
Initial A: David and Companion Musicians, an illumination from a German manuscript, c.1170s; King David can be identified by his symbolic attributes: a crown and harp. (The J Paul Getty Museum)
Aberdeen Bestiary, c. 1200
Aberdeen Bestiary - f68v Text: "Scitalis has a glittering skin."