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Grumpy faces

In medieval times it was common to add decoration to the first letter of the text and to those found in the top line. Both locations were positioned next to a lot of vacant space - the margins - which invited the decorator to add exuberant lines. This manuscript is special because the added decoration shares a common theme: faces - of kings, teachers, monks and women - that look around in a displeased, almost grumpy manner. One is even sticking out his tongue to us, in a particularly defiant way. It concerns a book of law, which fits the bill as these books are known for having faces embedded in their decoration. Although they are not usually this displeased with the world around them.

Pic: Aix-en-Provence, Bibliothèque municipale, MS 1807 (14th century). More images here.

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Happy sweet Cora-san. I love how he lifts Law up.

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Garp lolz. Sengoku bursts his tea out. ;b Serious spying by Navy.

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Law’s sickness going worse.

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Lying Cora-san.

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Ope Ope no Mi. Shape fits to Law’s character.

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Cora you silly, stupid man. Cheering Law up.

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Yeah!! You got that fruit!

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Oops! Slippery!

Is this right time to be clumsy?!?!? Law is waiting for you! I thought you would have bumped into Doffy and co! Even though that would have been even worse…

 I hope this isn’t last chapter we see Cora’s clumsy actions… I’ll miss him. Must manage without each weeks’ Cora clumsiness…in the future.

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