ABC al-Qazwini pop quiz! What on earth is this whalewolf-looking animal?


  1. Are we looking at some sort of non-existent chimera or an interpretation of a real animal? I suppose for our ancestors those two categories were somewhat blurry.

    The Arabic script makes me wonder if it’s a middle-eastern attempt at depicting a Huponiu, an kind of amphibious ox/yak from China often described and depicted with sail-like fins on their backs.


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