Image of the Day: Yoda found in 14 century illuminated manuscript

There have been some eye-catching images found in medieval manuscripts. Known as "illumination," these images range from saints doing saintly deeds to ... um, a nun picking penises from a penis tree. (Seriously.) Now a no-less-bizarre image has been found: Yoda.

According to BoingBoing, "Historians Damien Kempf and Maria L. Gilbert, whose new book Medieval Monsters collects illustrations from bestiaries, travel books, maps, bibles, and other medieval documents, spotted Yoda in a 14th century manuscript called the Smithfield Decretals."

Take a gander. Yup, it's the Jedi Master, all right—with one exception. Here the Yoda clone isn't green but brown.

May we suggest that the image isn't Yoda but a fellow member of his unnamed species

(Via BoingBoing)

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