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Drolleries

Page from a 14th-century Psalter, showing a drollery on the right margin.
Drollery detail from The Rylands Haggadah

Drolleries (or drollery), often called a doodles added later.

One manuscript, The Croy Hours, has so many it has become known as The Book of Drolleries.

Another manuscript that contains many drolleries is the Luttrell Psalter, which has hybrid creatures and other monsters on a great deal of the pages.

References

  • Michelle P. Brown (1994), Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms, ISBN 0-89236-217-0

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