The pink stone from which the present animal was carved was a commonly used building material in North West France due to its abundance on this area's coast. The manner in which this beast is stylised -reduced to simple volumes but sensitively carved- is comparable to some of the label stops on the facade of the Bayeux cathedral.
L. Grant, 'Part 7. France. Bayeux and Coutances', in: P. Lasko (ed.), Courtauld Institute illustration archives. Archive 3. Medieval architecture and sculpture in Europe, London, August 1978, nos. 3/7/33, 35 and 36