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Fountains Abbey bestiary
England, probably North Yorkshire, ca. 1325-1350
MS M.890. Fol. 002r

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Bestiary: Unicorn and Virgin --Woman sits, arms around neck of unicorn, seated partially in her lap. Man wearing hood, pierces body of the unicorn with spear held with both hands.
Bestiary: Lynx -- Lynx, urinating next to tree.Bestiary: Elephant and Castle -- Castle on back of elephant, portal open, portcullis visible; heads of two soldiers visible between crenellations.

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