MS M.461, fols. 26v–27r

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Livre des merveilles du monde

France, probably Angers
ca. 1460
281 x 220 mm

Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913) in 1911

MS M.461, fols. 26v–27r


Among the more splendid illuminations in the manuscript, the image of Ethiopia presents a cornucopia of monstrous wonders, humanoid and bestial, such as the headless blemmyes, cave-dwelling lizard-eaters, a large-eared giant, and a huge bird of prey with horns.