James recently asked me:
Just wondering what type of animal you think it is eating what is believed to be a Woad Plant on f25v
referring to this cute little critter.
I don’t think it’s supposed to be a real animal. My guess is it’s a little dragon; the scaly back, the comparatively short legs, the ears and comb on the neck, and the fact that it may only have two legs seem to be a good match for me. Compare here for the idea of a 15th century painter (Uccello) what a dragon is supposed to look like.