MS M.81, fols. 18v–19r

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Worksop Bestiary

England, possibly in Lincoln or York
ca. 1185
215 x 155 mm

Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913) in 1902

MS M.81, fols. 18v–19r

This unnaturally green onager (wild ass) was thought to mark each hour by braying, prompting a comparison to the devil, “who knows how to make day and night the same.”