Friday, December 05, 2008

Oh! Uh...Just Testing the Spirits, Father Abbot!

According to Wikipedia, this monk doing "quality control" in the wine cellar is a late 13th-century illumination from Li Livres dou Santé by Aldobrandino of Siena.

Many illuminated manuscripts came from monasteries. This one is too funny not to have come from a monastery. (It's a mistake to think monks and nuns check their sense of humor in at the monastery doors.)

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