MS M.81, fols. 77v–78r

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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. 77v–78r


The dragon suffocates the elephant by tying it up with deadly knots, identified by the bestiary as being like the Devil, “the most monstrous serpent of all.”