juvencus
Bullock /juvencus/ 10.3×6.9 cm
The text of the bestiary and that of Preudo-Hueh is a repetition of the story by Isidor /XIII 28/ who, following Varron /V.96/, derived “juventus” from juvare” /to be useful for tilling soil/ Or it may be because it was always the bullock who was sacrificed to Jupiter. The wild Indian bulls, Pliny wrote about /VIII.21.30/, are also mentioned in the text.
In the miniature the painter uses the traditional patten of representation of the ribute of St.Luke.
РИС 103