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Knight and Lady with Birds

Knight and Lady with Birds

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.

Artwork: Grosse Heidelberger Liederhandschrift (Codex Manesse) Cod. Pal. germ. 848, 82v
c. 1305-1340
Illumination

© Provincial Museum of Alberta
Learning Object Collection: Landscape of Romance and Love
Learning Object: Love's Playful Game
Institution: RCIP-CHIN