Gallery

Mediaeval beasts

Depictions of animals in mediaeval times required a good memory - and, occasionally, a vivid imagination.

Camel from BL Royal 12 C XIX, f. 33
Lion from BL Royal 12 F XIII, f. 5v
Elephants from BL Royal 12 F XIII, f. 11v
Whale from BL Harley 3244, f. 60v
Wolf from BL Royal 12 C XIX, f. 19
Sheep and stag from BL Eg 1121, f. 52v
Lizard from BL Royal 12 C XIX, f. 68v
Stags from BL Royal 12 F XIII, f. 19
Fox from BL Royal 12 F XIII, f. 26v
Bear from BL Harley 4751, f. 15v
Fish and reptiles from BL Harley 4751, f. 68
Horses from BL Harley 4751, f. 27
Lions from BL Royal 12 C XIX, f. 6
Crocodile from BL Royal 12 F XIII, f. 24
Panther emerging from a cave from BL Harley 3244, f. 37
Vipers from BL Harley 4751, f. 60
Leopard chasing a stag from BL Royal 12 F XIII, f. 7