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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Historical Images: Naked Snail Jousting

A while back, I posted an article on The Jousting Life that discussed the strange popularity of images of snail jousting in manuscript illuminations. Those images depicted knights jousting against snails. However I recently discovered another historical image of snail jousting which is a little bit different.

Historical image of Naked Snail Jousting(photo by unknown)

Unfortunately, there was not much information posted with this image. Only the following text:
Beaune - BM - inc. 003, t.III. Baldus de Ubaldis. Lectura super Institutionibus . 1480-1481.

If anyone has more information or even any theories about this image, I would love to hear them.


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