MS M.81, fols. 36v–37r

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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. 36v–37r

Griffin and Boars (left)

A griffin (part eagle, part lion) carries off a piglet, seemingly unnoticed by the large boars below.

Bonacon (right)
The bonacon (part bull, part horse), defends itself against attackers with a spray of burning feces.