The Aberdeen Bestiary

Last year CHICC travelled up to The University  of Aberdeen Special Collections to digitise their incredible 800 year old Bestiary.

The fully digitised version is now available online via Turning the Pages. I’ll let the manuscript speak for itself, it is one of the finest we have digitised to date, with some fantastically illuminated creatures and beasts.

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Opening of the Bestiary


3 thoughts on “The Aberdeen Bestiary

  1. […] The short animation is inspired by the Rochester Bestiary, held in the British Library, a very similar volume to the Aberdeen Bestiary we photographed and blogged about only 2 days ago. […]

  2. […] Back in March last year CHICC travelled up to the University of Aberdeen to photograph their wonderful Bestiary. […]

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