Marginal images: Medieval trumpet and voiding

Peculiar drawings in the margins enliven a manuscript, made in or around the year 1350, of Jacques de Longuyon‘s poem ” Les Voeux du Paon” (English translation: “Vows of the Peacock”). The Morgan Library owns a copy (Morgan Library MS G 24) and has put some of these images online. Here are a few, each with a description provided by the library:

Fol. 001r, Man playing trumpet through anus : margin, right.

Fol. 003v, Man urinating and defecating : margin, left.

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