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Fountains Abbey bestiary
England, probably North Yorkshire, ca. 1325-1350
MS M.890. Fol. 017r

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Bestiary: Asp stopping Ear -- Asp, winged, tail to head; man at right, holding shield with left hand, club (?) in mouth of the asp.
Bestiary: Scitalis -- Winged, dragon-like serpent.Bestiary: Hydrus -- Hydrus, with spiraling tail, in its mouth, head of another animal, winged, with long tail.

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