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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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France, Amiens, between 1280 and 1299
MS M.729 fol. 259v

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1) Christ: noli me tangere -- In initial L decorated with geometric ornament and foliate spandrels, Mary Magdalen, nimbed, beside a tree, kneels with her joined hands raised toward Christ, cross-nimbed, wearing a mantle, showing His wounds, raising His right hand and holding a cross-staff (?) in His left hand.
2) Margins - Rectilinear bars decorated with interlace and foliage, and inhabited by a winged hybrid woman confronting a winged hybrid man, a hybrid man with bat's wings, wearing a dunce hat, a rabbit standing, two birds including a cock,and two men wearing trousers, wrestling with each other.

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