Description: Photographs of "Liber Bestiarum," held by UNT Special Collections. The first is of two pages in the open book, the one on the left contains a colorful illustration of birds on a tree with flowers. Under it is medieval script with the first letter of the paragraph a giant blue P. The page on the right contains the same medieval script. Towards the bottom is a paragraph with the first letter being a big red A. The second photo is of the cover of "Liber Bestiarum." The cover is bright red, the spine containing four different boxes of illustrations along the spine of animals. The front of the cover contains the book title in gold script Above and bellow it blue and red illustrations of animals. This is a facsimile of the manuscript from the Bodleian Library in Oxford, England and has 135 illustrated depictions of animals, including birds, reptiles, and fish. Bestiaries are manuscripts about animals, including real and imaginary illustrated depictions revealing a moral lesson. Bestiaries originated in the Ancient world but reached their height of popularity during the Medieval Period.
Date: November 27, 2017
Creator: Sylve, Joshua & Merrill, Jeffery
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections