The Anglo-Saxon ploughmen image

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The Anglo-Saxon ploughmen image

Post by forestperson » 11 Jul 2017, 13:53

The image used for the BAHS forums shows ploughmen with a couple of strange plough beasts. The Wikimedia commons description says 'Ploughmen.--Fac-simile of a Miniature in a mediaeval manuscript published by Shaw, with legend "God Spede þe plough, and send us korne enow." Note that "þe" should be transliterated "the". Project Gutenberg text 10940 Title: Manners, Custom and Dress During the Middle Ages and During the Renaissance Period'.
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Does anyone know why the beasts have flat faces? They don't look like horse or ox faces.

Any information about this image will be gratefully received.

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