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Dogs are the magicians of the universe. ~Clarissa Pinkola Estes
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."
Nothing is more busy and wittier than a hound. ~Bartholomaeus Anglicus, De Proprietatibus Rerum, 13th century
Medieval dog, attending.
Dog and rabbit playing an organ, Gorleston Psalter, 1310-1314
The Artes Quadriviales illustrated as a dog. The four arts are: arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music.
Dog treating a cat for melancholia, probably with milk thistle.
Dachsund from the Book of Hours of Joanna the Mad.
Dog from the bestiary of Anne Walshe. Anne's is a young dog bound to a patient in order to cure internal wounds.
The Golden Hound of Zeus.
Ulisse Aldrovandi, Spaniel
Dog wearing a suit of armor, early renaissance.
Dancing Grayhounds from Coat of Arms of Henry VII.
Star map of Canis Major.
Dog playing a cat bagpipe, from the Funeral of Renard the Fox, c1300.
Dog from a coat of arms
Initial A from the Chansonnier of Zeghere van Male, Bruges, 1542.
Medieval dog doing what dogs do.
A dog and his bone. French book of Hours, c. 1350.
The dog star Sirius, from The Araeta, France.
Three brackers, c. 1400.
Medieval dog from an encaustic tile, Persian, 1115.
Medieval dog-headed hunter with rabbit.
Pair of hunting dogs, from the Luttrell Psalter.
Marginalia dog holding a satchel.
Dog beating a drum, Morgan library
Medieval dog begging.
Sad green hunting dog
Italian pit dog, Canis Angelicus Albus
Medieval hounds at prey.
Three medieval street dogs.
Dog attacking a deer, Gorleston psalter, 1310.
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
Per Medieval Pet:
4-inch medieval dog: $68
6-inch medieval dog: $77
Prices do not include shipping costs.
Featured tiles: A bestiary tile is featured most Thursdays. Check out the current featured tiles.
You can quick order medieval pets. If you want several tiles, or a mix, order via How to Order Tile to take advantage of discounts and better shipping. For a few tiles, quick order works well. Bestiary tiles usually ship fairly quickly. Here's how to quick order:
Order bestiary tiles After you've checked out, choose Return to Website to be redirected to the confirmation page where you can tell me which medieval pets you are adopting, ask any questions you might have, and tell me about your project. I will send you an email to confirm your order.
This only works for the US and Canada. For other countries, contact me so I can give you a shipping estimate.