Into the Wild: Medieval Books of Beasts

Animals, both factual and fantastic, fill the pages of medieval bestiaries.  These compilations of animal lore and legend merge the familiar with the strange, the local with the distant, and the desirable with the dangerous. Join Deirdre Jackson, Assistant Curator of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts, as she focuses on the Morgan's "Worksop Bestiary" (MS M.81), made in England around 1185, which contains vibrant images of over 100 creatures. The entire manuscript can be viewed online.

Please note that the program will take place online. After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to participate using Zoom. We ask that you download the app in advance for the best user experience.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 3 PM

Tickets: Free; limited availability, advance registration is required.

Saw-fish, Worksop Bestiary, England, possibly in Lincoln or York, ca. 1185, Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902, MS M.81, fol. 69r (detail).

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