Ancient Humour

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    These drawings are examples of le monde reverse or le monderinverse -- "the world turned upside down."

     

    Instead of men and women hunting rabbits, humans were the target, turning on their erstwhile pursuers. Monks added these to margins in 14th century manuscripts to pass the time and have a bit of a laugh.

     

     Please add to the thread if you have some ancient Humourous Art


    https://hotcopper.com.au/data/attachments/1442/1442011-67b1ad4f349250ce7f068f526c1f7f93.jpg


    https://hotcopper.com.au/data/attachments/1442/1442020-16fddfd71540bbddc01a3e78f02d6fbc.jpg




    https://hotcopper.com.au/data/attachments/1442/1442013-2ab461c05d758ddff507e80452a901e6.jpg

    https://hotcopper.com.au/data/attachments/1442/1442021-76b5fd5212f3268534064ba8396b1b06.jpg
    Last edited by RedCedar: 18/02/19
 
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