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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Three Medieval Cats and Their Mice

Wordless Wednesday

 Long before Tom and Jerry of cartoon fame, cats and mice began appearing together in art. Here are three examples from medieval manuscripts.

in a Theological Miscellany by Peraldus. England, c. 1236–1275.
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A cat with a mouse in the margin of the “Harley Hours”
(a Book of Hours). England, c. 1275–1300.
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Detail of a cat holding a mouse on a page
from the Codex Justiniani.
Central England, possibly Oxford, c. 1250.
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