Bull
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Source: Janet Backhouse, 1997 (Illuminated Page: Ten Centuries of Manuscript Painting in the British Library) Copyright Copyright 2004 British Library / Used by permission Manuscript description British Library, Royal MS 12 C. xix, Folio 32r


 

Bull

Latin name: Juvencus

Other names: Bullock, Taurus

The Indian bull is tawny colored and swift as a bird

 

 
General Attributes

The Indian bull has horns that are movable, and a hide so hard it rejects spears. Its tawny colored hair turns contrariwise, and it is swift as a bird. If captured it breathes fiercely to avoid being tamed. Gentiles sacrifice the young bull (bullock) rather than the old bull.


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