Illustrations showing medieval entertainers who are either spinning plates or balancing dishes on sticks. I have not found as many clear examples of this as other forms of entertainment, like juggling or acrobatics, but I'm still looking for more of these.

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  • A plate-spinner in the Maastricht Hours (Brit. Lib. Stowe 17, fol. 183v), 1st quarter of the 14th century
  • Plate-spinners on fols. 76r, 90r, and 130r, Romance of Alexander (Bodley 264), c. 1338-44