MS M.81, fols. 78v–79r

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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. 78v–79r

Basilisk and Weasel
The basilisk, a winged snake with the head of a cock, kills by scent alone, and can paralyze its prey with a glance. But, “the Creator has made nothing without a remedy,” and its one natural enemy, the weasel, is pictured on the same folio.