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Le musicien d'Amon Djedkhonsouiouefankh joue de la harpe devant le dieu Re-Horakhty. Il chante: "Adorer Re quand il brille." The musician of God Amon, Djedkhonsouiouefankh, playing lute before God Re-Harakhte. He sings: "Let's adore Re when he shines." 1069-664 BCE, Third intermediate Period Painted wood; 29,50 x 22,40cm N 3657
Manesse Codex (sheet 13r): Margrave Otto IV of Brandenburg (1266-1309) carries the surname "mit dem pfile -with the arrow". He was hit in the head by an arrow during the seige of Staß an der Bode and kept the arrow in his wound for over a year because of his mistrust in the physicians. The Manesse Codex or Grosse Heidelberger Liederhandschrift (Heidelberg, University of Heidelberg Library, Cod. Pal. germ. 848) is a book copied and illustrated between 1305-1340 in Zürich, presumably compiled by Johannes Hadlaub. It contains love songs in Middle High German by important poets, several of whom were famous rulers. The term for these poets, Minnesänger, combines the words for "romantic love" and "singer", reflecting the content of the poetry, which adapted the Provençal troubador tradition to German. This manuscript has 137 portraits of the authors which depict each poet, some of them as idealized knights, dressed in their own heraldic colors and devices, making it possible for readers to identify them.