MS M.81, fols. 82v–83r

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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. 82v–83r


A covetous man uses the folds of his mantle to try to steal the golden carbuncle guarded by the deadly emorrosis, whose venom makes its victims sweat blood.