Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is another remarkable illumination of St Michael and the dragon. According to the catalogue record at the Walters Museum, it dates from the late eleventh/early twelfth century. Image source: Walters Museum MS W.
Fabulous creature from 'The Visions of Hildegard von Bingen' Unsure of context beyond von Bingen--who drew it, when? (thanks Ania- from your board) Hildegard von Bingen and other nuns/clerics had migraines and other visions.
Murasaki Shikibu: "The Tale of Genji" A beautiful story in this classic work of Japanese literature written by the Japanese noblewoman and lady-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu in the early years of the century