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

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Bestiary: Elephant in Water-- Dragon or wivern in tree; small elephant standing underneath large elephant in water.
Bestiary: Beaver castrating himself -- Hunter, wearing hat, aims arrow in bow at beaver, testicles falling below tail, tongue emerging from mouth, looking back at the hunter.

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