It's About Time: Illuminated Manuscripts - Creatures
Medieval Bestiary - Lions with cubs (both parents have manes) Looks like an illustration from "Where the Wild Things Are"
According to the text of the Physiologus the lions would have been able to resurrect their dead pups blowing on their face (in this case licking). XIII secolo, Londra, British Library, Ms Royal 12 C XIX, particolare del
Lions licking their cubs. Bestiary, England ca. 1200-1210 (British Library, Royal 12 C XIX, fol. 6r)
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FCBTC / Medieval Bestiary : Lion Gallery. Bodleian Library, MS. Bodley 602, Folio 1v The three natures of the lion: When hunted, it erases its tracks with its tail; the cubs are born dead and after three days the father roars over them to bring them to life; they always sleep with their eyes open.