Thursday, December 22, 2016

Animal Parables - The Aberdeen Bestiary

The Crested Hoopoe. Medieval bestiary ostrich. Blue leopard. Tiger, the knight has her cub. "Now, with new high-resolution images of each page of the 12th-century manuscript, scientists have found that it was likely seized from a monastic library by scouts of King Henry VIII during the dissolution of monasteries in the 1500s. As such, the book was likely used as a tool for teaching rather than as a treasure for a royal elite, like one of the king's ancestors, the researchers said." This older picture shows the improvement in high-resolution photography! Bestiary gold lion. The wolf and the shepherd.

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