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Fountains Abbey bestiary
England, probably North Yorkshire, ca. 1325-1350
MS M.890. Fol. 003v

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Bestiary: Bonnacon defending itself -- Soldier, wearing helmet and armor, holding spear with right hand, shield at left side, pierces side of bonnacon, with spiraling horns, tail raised.
Bestiary: Ape and Offspring -- Hunter, holding club with right hand, blowing horn held with left hand stands next to tree, behind ape, head turned, mouth open looking at young hanging on back, and carrying second young in front.

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