|The ox and ass peer at the newborn Jesus. New York, Morgan Library, M751, C13 France.|
The ox and ass look rather mischevious, while Mary looks skeptical about the entire endeavor.
|Hildegard receiving her divine visions. From an early C13 manuscript of the Liber divinorum operum|
|Le Roman de la Rose, France, 15th cent., Yale University, MS 418.|
|Apes play ring-around-the-rosy. Walters Art Museum.|