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 130r-157v.

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 (ie: the second folio marked 146 is actually 147, the folio marked 147 is actually 148, etc.).

There are 13 line drawings with red and green highlights; some are of theological scenes not including animals. Many of the animal scenes are paired with scenes showing the theological/allegorical meaning of the animal, using human figures. After folio 146v there are spaces left for illustrations, but these were not completed.

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

Additional Descriptions

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Additional description 2 (PDF, page 21-26 and Notice 7: Part 2 page 10)

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