Satyr and Callitrix

satyr us et callitrix
Satyr and Callitrix / satyr us et callitrix/ medallion 6.6 cm in diameter
The text is taken from Isidore /XII.II.33/. Satyr is a monkey with a face showing unending change of expression. Callitrix is a bearded monkey with a thick tail, the one which, possibly, is shown in the miniature of the Saint Petersburg bestiary. This kind of monkey does not live in any other part but Ethiopia. The arched stylized figure of the animal is masterfully fitted imto the circle.





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