Bodleian Library, MS. Douce 366
(The Ormesby Psalter)


Produced: England (East Anglia), 13th-14th century
Location: Bodleian Library (University of Oxford), Oxford, England, UK
Type: Psalter
Language: Latin
Folios: 213
Illustrated: Yes
Media: Parchment
Dimensions: Height: 37.7 cm Width: 12 cm
Folio 55v


The Ormesby Psalter is a magnificently illustrated devotional manuscript. It is not a bestiary, but some of the marginal illustration are of animals, birds and bestiary stories, like the killing of the unicorn. There are also several grotesques and mocking scenes involving human-beast hybrids.

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