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Medieval Bestiaries and their Original Purpose

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May 19 @ 4:00 pm

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The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049 United States

Take a journey back in time to where wild things told stories. A “descriptive or anecdotal treatise on various real or mythical kinds of animals, especially a medieval work with a moralizing tone,” bestiaries are among the most enchanting and endearing of all illuminated manuscripts. Renowned manuscript expert Christopher de Hamel looks at what a bestiary comprises and where these manuscripts were made. He asks the bigger question of what their original purpose was and how bestiaries were used by their owners. The answers take us into the medieval understanding of the creation of the world.

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The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049 United States

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The Getty Center
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