Fountains Abbey bestiary
England, probably North Yorkshire
227 x 152 mm
Gift of Alastair Bradley Martin, 1958
MS M.890, fols. 4v–5r
Left Page (Fol. 4v)
Monoceros: This equine unicorn does not quite match its description, which calls it a monster with the body of a horse, feet of an elephant, and tail of a deer.
Bear: A mother bear wearing a harness is shown tending to her newborn offspring; bear cubs were thought to be born unformed until their mother licked them into shape.