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The Book of Beasts


Video from Ziereis Facsimiles


"Oxford’s Bodleian Library counts among the most beautiful of these beloved 12th and 13th century manuscripts. In 135 miniatures, numerous animals and fantasy creatures are presented. These are depicted untypically in gorgeous scenes and often even while interacting with people. Glimmering gold leaf, filigree ornamentations, and gorgeous initials round out the elegant and valuable impression of the Liber Bestiarum. An unknown master created this exceptional bestiary in the years 1243-1260 in Salisbury at the behest of the knight Roger de Mohaut." from video introduction


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