Claricia’s Medieval Selfie
Claricia was a German illuminator who included a self-portrait in a South German psalter produced circa 1200 CE.
In the self-portrait, she depicts herself swinging from the tail of a letter Q with her name inscribed over her head. Her uncovered head, braided hair, and style of dress (close-fitting tunic, long-waisted dress, long flowing sleeves) suggests that she was a lay student at the convent.
The Alphonso Psalter - folio 12r
A Stag fighting a magnificent winged Dragon - on the back of another Dragon!!
Sometimes known as the Tenison Psalter. Origin is likely Westminster or London, England - Dated to 1284-1316
Add MS 24686; Images from the British Library Manuscript Website.
House Baratheon vs. House Targaryen, anyone?