MS M.81, fols. 81v–82r

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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. 81v–82r


The venomous asp presses one ear to the ground and plugs its other ear with its tail to resist the deadly allure of the snake charmer.