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Fountains Abbey bestiary
England, probably North Yorkshire, ca. 1325-1350
MS M.890. Fol. 007v

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Bestiary: Dog identifying Murderer -- In upper register, murderer, wearing hat on hood, raises club with both hands above man, eyes closed, hands raised, falling to ground; dog wearing collar, standing on hind legs behind him, mouth open. Tree in background. In lower register, man wearing hat on hood, raising right hand, and king, crowned, raising right hand, holding scepter with left hand, looking toward dog, mouth open, standing on hind legs, front paws on breast of murderer, wearing hat on hood, holding club with left hand. Tree in background.
Bestiary: Deer (?) -- Soldier, wearing helmet, shield at left shoulder, with spear in right hand, pierces breast of leaping stag.

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