In a medieval illuminated manuscript, a small image drawn or painted in the margin of the page. Drolleries often depicted fantastic human-animal and animal-animal hybrids and amusing combats between humans and animals such a snails and rabbits. Web resource here. Video here.
Marginal drollery. Franco-Flemish. Tempera on parchment. Ca. 1260-1270. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.
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