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Author: Keller, John Esten
Title: The Depiction of Exotic Animals in Cantiga XXIX of the Cantigas de Santa María
Date: 1972
Publication details: Studies in Honor of Tatiana Fotitch. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press - Consortium Press, 1972, 247-53.
Snow ID: 353
Commentary: Notes from Snow 1977rn"The Crónica de los reyes de Castilla is witness to the arrival of all manner of exotic animals from Africa, most the gifts of Egypt's king. These denizens of Alfonso's zoo must have provided models for the animals depicted so clearly in the miniatures of cantiga 29."
Associated Poems: 29 - The Images of the Virgin Mary at Gethsemane
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