Just riding ma lion…

banging ma drum.

The way you do.

I’m more pelased with the lion’s face than with hers – hers is too tiny to make much of it at all. I also had problems making sense of the drapery on her skirts because a) she’s really small, and b) the orignal upon which she’s based is of somewhat lesser artistic quality than most of the psalter.

 

~ by opusanglicanum on June 13, 2018.

12 Responses to “Just riding ma lion…”

  1. That lion is plotting, I swear…

  2. Not just a lion, but a double tailed lion!

    • If he was a white two tail he’d be a de Montfort, but I’m not sure what a lion coloured two tail is

      • He’s “passant guardant”, so maybe he’s a Leopard anyway, if I remember my heraldry at all!

      • I think it’s the same thing, leopard and lion, it’s like when people fuss about medieval dragons being wyverns because they only had two legs, whereas the distinction between the two is modern

        A friend once told me she fancy joining the household cavalry band, because she was a decent horsewoman and an excellent flautist ( and they’d pay her uni fees) but she failed the audition because they put all five foot of her on a nineteen hand horse so she was pretty much doing the splits – you have steer with your legs to be able to play, so as she was unable to steer the horse did as it pleased. I imagine riding a lion/ leopard is not entirely dissimilar

      • I think you’re probably right about that!

  3. I feel like you would appreciate this drawing by Wallace Tripp, titled “Virgin on the Ridiculous”…. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_-H-t-Wz1VNU/TGZD4OkpCOI/AAAAAAAALPA/ky54gfix8Jk/s1600/WallaceTripp_VirginOnTheRidiculous_100.jpg

  4. well, I just think of paraphrasing (does this word exist?) a limerick:
    there was a lady of zion, who ronde on the back of a lion…..
    caterina

  5. no. she just took a ride: …they came back from the ride with the lady inside and the smile on the face of the lion.
    i suppose the lion did get annoyed by the drumming.

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