MS M.81, fols. 50v–51r

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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. 50v–51r

Parrot (left)
The illuminator emphasizes the exotic parrot’s long tail and bright green coloring described in the text.

Stork (right)
This stork has stretched its long neck outside the frame to capture a frog, possibly intended for its offspring, as storks were known to be model parents.