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Beavers from BL Harley 4751, f. 9v

Beavers from BL Harley 4751, f. 9v

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Miniature of beavers (Castor) with hunters, illustrating the text that the beavers' testicles had healing properties, and that the animals would bite them off in order to escape capture. Image taken from f. 9v of Bestiary, with extracts from Giraldus Cambrensis on Irish birds. Written in Latin.

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1200 - 1300
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British Library
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