- Aberdeen Bestiary
The "Aberdeen Bestiary" (
Aberdeen UniversityLibrary MS 24) is a 12th century English illuminated manuscript bestiarythat was first listed in 1542 in the inventory of the Old Royal Libraryat the Palace of Westminster.
Information about its origins and patron are circumstantial. It probably comes from the 12th century and was owned by an ecclesiastical patron of the north or south province. The Aberdeen Bestiary is related to other bestiaries of the
Middle Agesand especially the Ashmole Bestiary. Some even argue that the Aberdeen Bestiary might be the older of the two.
* [http://www.abdn.ac.uk:/bestiary Online version of the bestiary]
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