illuminated manuscripts

An Introduction to the Bestiary, Book of Beasts in the Medieval World
Griffin (detail), from Book of Flowers, 1460, unknown illuminator, made in France and Belgium. Parchment, 16 1/16 × 11 1/4 in. The Hague, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, National Library of the Netherlands, Ms.72 A 23, fol. 46

An Introduction to the Bestiary, Book of Beasts in the Medieval World

On the occasion of a new book and the first major exhibition devoted to the bestiary, two curators explore this unique medieval book and its long influence

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