Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts
Shelfmark:
MS. Douce 308
Type of object:
Manuscript
Material:
Parchment
Author (if known):
Richard of Fournival
Title text:
Bestiaire d'Amour.
Country or nationality of origin:
French
Place of origin:
Lorraine (Metz)
Date:
14th century, first quarter
Folio or page no.:
fol. 103r
Image description:
An ostrich deposits its egg in the sand, forgets about it and wanders away. Bird has turned its back on large white egg, half buried. Sun's rays shown coming down to warm sand and hatch egg. ("So a tiny bit of happiness will sustain the author like the sun even if he is abandoned. But no nourishment is as good as that of one's own mother. If his lady will nourish him with her love, he will be as loyal as the peacock, the stork and the hoopoe are to their parents"). A stork's nest.
Roll title:
MS. Douce 308, part B (Richard of Fournival, Bestiaire d'Amour).
Roll #:
180G
Frame #:
47

Bestiaire d'Amour.