Bestiaries

The bestiary, or "book of beasts", is more than just an expansion of theĀ Physiologus, though the two have much in common. The bestiary also describes a beast and uses that description as a basis for an allegorical teaching, but by including text from other sources it goes further; and while still not a "zoology textbook", it is not only a religious text, but also a description of the world as it was known.

To learn more about bestiaries, visit The Medieval Bestiary Animals of the Middle Ages.

Sawfish

Sawfish | 2-Page Spread | Ink, Gouache, and Gold Leaf on Paper | 12" x 9" | 2021
Sawfish | 2-Page Spread | Ink, Gouache, and Gold Leaf on Paper | 12" x 9" | 2021
Sawfish Bestiary Closeup
Sawfish Bestiary Closeup