MS M.81, fols. 14v–15r

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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. 14v–15r


A hyena demonstrates why it was thought to be an unclean animal by feasting on a corpse; the anti-Jewish text associates it with “the children of Israel.”