Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts
Shelfmark:
MS. Douce 308
Type of object:
Manuscript
Material:
Parchment
Author (if known):
Richard of Fournival
Title text:
Bestiaire d'Amour.
Country or nationality of origin:
French
Place of origin:
Lorraine (Metz)
Date:
14th century, first quarter
Folio or page no.:
fol. 105r
Image description:
Elephant, standing in the Euphrates. ("The only animal the elephant fears is the dragon; when the female is about to five birth she wades into the Euphrates (or a lake) because the burning nature of the dragon means it cannot bear water. The water signifies caution, because like a mirror it shows danger from every direction and from far away").
Roll title:
MS. Douce 308, part B (Richard of Fournival, Bestiaire d'Amour).
Roll #:
180G
Frame #:
52

Bestiaire d'Amour.