The Aberdeen Bestiary – site live



Mole detail from f.24r


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

Over the course of two days we photographed 345 images, including all pages and details. Given the importance and value of The Aberdeen Bestiary, and the risks associated with taking it out of a controlled environment,the photography was carried out at the Glucksman Conservation Centre in The Sir Duncan Rice Library.

The entire manuscript is now available to view online, with a fantastic website dedicated to the whole project. The site includes all the high resolution images, wonderfully translated text for each page, and a rich history of the manuscript itself.

And don’t miss our last post regarding the panel under the mole above, with the fantastic tale of why a hedgehog has it’s spikes!

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The Lion f.8v



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