The J. Paul Getty Museum

A Crocodile and a Hydrus

Object Details

Title:

A Crocodile and a Hydrus

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Franco-Flemish

Place:

Thérouanne ?, France (formerly Flanders) (Place Created)

Date:

about 1270

Medium:

Tempera colors, gold leaf, and ink on parchment

Object Number:

Ms. Ludwig XV 3 (83.MR.173), fol. 84v

Dimensions:

Leaf: 19.1 × 14.3 cm (7 1/2 × 5 5/8 in.)

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Education Resources
Education Resources

Education Resource

Subjects

Grades

Format

Fantastical Beasts

Lesson in which students explore medieval manuscripts and fantastical creatures, create a creature with complementary colors, and write a description.

Visual Arts; English–Language Arts

3-5

Three/Five-Part Lesson