Fox in a monk costume. 1530, Denmark

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Satire on the clergy was well known in the Middle Ages. But the small approx. 6 cm. tall ivory figure of a fox in a monk's robe and with a rosary in his paws belongs well in the anti-Catholic propaganda around the Reformation. Found in Copenhagen, Denmark. Might be also connected to Reynard the Fox (a medieval collection of stories in which all people are animals, from Central Europe, about a trickster fox). 

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  1. How is Reynard the Fox central European, the fable is as Western European as it can be, stemming from the North Sea region