MS M.81, fols. 41v–42r

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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. 41v–42r

Ox (left)

The majestic bovine creature pictured here is either a tawny Indian bull with curly hair or an affectionate and loyal ox (both described in nearby texts),

Camel (right)
This is an Arabian camel with two humps and cloven hooves that the bestiary claims never wear down, even with excessive walking.