Knight and Lady with Birds
In Fridrich Pfaff, Der Minnesang des 12. bis 14. Jahrhunderts (Stuttgart: Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft, 1891–1895)
The knight kneels in homage to his lady, as he receives his helmet. In the background, birds frolic in a tree, reminiscent of the medieval tradition that the pairing of the birds occurred around Saint Valentine's Day.