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Some Twelfth-Century Animal Carvings and Their Sources
in the Bestiaries

by A. H. (Arthur) Collins

The Connoisseur
December 1940 / Volume 106, Number 472
Pages 238 to 243

This brief article discusses the relationship between the carvings of animals on medieval churches and similar images found in bestiary manuscripts. The article is illustrated with 17 photographs of carvings and manuscripts.

A. H. (Arthur) Collins appears to have been an English clergyman; little else is known about him. His Christian church background is evident in his writing, which has a decidedly religious flavor. He may have lived from 1880 to 1952, in England. He is also the author of Symbolism of Animals and Birds Represented in English Church Architecture (1913). This article may have been written some time before its 1940 publication date; in it Collins acknowledges the assistance of George C. Druce, who died in 1932.

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