MS M.81, fols. 7v–8r

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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. 7v–8r


A figure of Christ in the initial “B” opens the bestiary and emphasizes the allegorical link to the lions, shown below, licking their stillborn cubs back to life.