MS M.461, fols. 39v–40r

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Livre des merveilles du monde

France, probably Angers
ca. 1460
281 x 220 mm

Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913) in 1911

MS M.461, fols. 39v–40r


Like other places considered to be at the edge of the world, Ireland is presented as monstrous and wondrous, with warriors who drink the blood of their enemies, but also with St. Patrick leading a sacred procession toward an entrance to purgatory.