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Bestiary Tiles: Medieval Dogs

Dogs are the magicians of the universe. ~Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Medieval dog treating a cat for melancholia, probably with milk thistle.

Many Victorians held that there was a "moral superiority" in medieval architecture and the decorative arts. This was largely a Victorian reaction to the industrialization and a nostalgic longing for the pre-industrial and personal England.

These medieval dogs are not so given to over-intellectualizing. Medeival dogs herded, hunted, stood guard in castles, and accompanied the Vikings on their raids. A ninth century prayer invoked, "God, preserve us from the Northmen and their terrible dogs."

I currently have 24 medieval dog tiles, shown below.

Shown: Medieval dog treating a cat for melancholia, probably with milk thistle.

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Medieval Dogs

Medieval Dog Tiles. From top left: 	Dogheaded hunter, Luttrell Psalter hounds, Dog on encaustic Persian tile 1115, Early medieval dog begging, Medieval dog treating a cat for melancholy with milk thistle) Two dancing greyhounds 1485, Medieval dog doing what dogs do, Morgan Library dog beating a drum, Dog in a suit of armor early renaissance,	Gorelston Psalter dog 1310 attacking a deer, 9th century illustration of Sirius from The Araeta France, Dog from the coat of arms of Henry VII,  Dog playing a cat bagpipe from The Funeral of Renard the Fox c.1300, Medieval dog eating a bone from French Book of Hours c.1350, Dogs braying at the hunt, Marginalia dog carrying a satchel, Medieval dog attendant, Italian pit dog, Canis Angelicus Albus, Three street dogs, Dog chewing a bone forming the letter 'A', Canis Major star map, Canis Minor star map, Three brackers c. 1400, Sad green hunting hound.

Bestiary Dogs Legend

  1. Dogheaded hunter,

  2. Pair of hounds from the Luttrell Psalter,

  3. Dog from encaustic Persian tile 1115,

  4. Early medieval dog begging,

  5. Medieval dog treating a cat for melancholy

  6. Two dancing greyhounds 1485,

  7. Medieval dog doing what dogs do,

  8. Morgan Library medieval dog beating a drum,

  9. Dog in a suit of armor early renaissance,

  10. Gorelston Psalter dog 1310 attacking a deer,

  11. Ninth century illustration of Sirius from The Araeta France,

  12. Dog from the coat of arms of Henry VII,

  13. Dog playing a cat bagpipe from The Funeral of Renard the Fox c.1300,

  14. Medieval dog eating a bone from French Book of Hours c.1350,

  15. Dogs braying at the hunt,

  16. Marginalia dog carrying a satchel,

  17. Medieval dog attendant,

  18. Italian pit dog, Canis Angelicus Albus,

  19. Three street dogs

  20. Dog chewing a bone forming the letter 'A'

  21. Canis Major star map,

  22. Canis Minor star map,

  23. Three brackers, c. 1400

  24. Sad green hunting hound.

Tile Specifications

Title: Medieval Dogs

Tile: Tumbled Botticino marble

Size: 6 inch square tiles (15.4 cm)

Thickness: 3/8 inch (1 cm)

Weight: 22 ounces (.62 kg) each tile

*Also available in 4 inch tiles

Pricing

Per Medieval Pet:

4-inch medieval dog: $68

6-inch medieval dog: $77

Prices do not include shipping costs.

You are helping. $5 of the price of each medieval dog tile is donated to Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary. (Facebook)

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