Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België, Ms. 10066-77


Produced: France/Belgium, 901-1450
Location: Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België, Brussels, Belgium
Type: Miscellany
Language: Latin
Folios: 162
Illustrated: Yes
Media: Parchment
Dimensions: Height: 26 cm Width: 17 cm
Folio 146r


The illustrated Physiologus is on folio 140r-157v.

The first twelve chapters are illustrated with fifteen drawings with red and green highlights (caladrius has two, the ant has three). The illustrations follow the chapter they illustrate; captions on the images make it clear what they represent. Unlike most bestiary illustrations, these also show the text's moralization in some form. Spaces left for illustrations after folio 146v remain unfilled.

At the end of the Physiologus section there is an account of the lion and the panther (folio 157v, not illustrated).

Note: there are two folios marked 146, so after the second one all folio marks are off by one (marked folios 146r, 146v, 146r are actually 146r, 146v, 147r). The animal lists shown here use the physical folio numbers after 146, not the marked folio numbers (i.e. the second folio marked 146 is actually 147, the folio marked 147 is actually 148, etc.).

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