Saturday, August 28, 2010

Illustrated: Mustela et Lima


M0193 - M0194 - M0195
194. Mustela et Lima. Mustela, in officinam aerariam ingressa, limam ibi iacentem circumlambebat. Contigit autem ut, dilacerante se lingua, multus sanguis efflueret. Illa tamen oblectabatur, aliquid ex ferro se avellere putans, donec tandem omnino linguam amisit. Haec fabula de iis narratur qui, contentionum cupidi, sibimetipsis nocent.

Mustela et Lima

Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the Medici Aesop images. I wish there were larger scans available of these Medici images - but the weasel is indeed licking the file there!

M0194 = Perry059. Source: De Furia 49. This is Perry 59. Compare the fable of the snake and the file, #762.

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