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Bonnacon and apes from BL Harley 4751, f. 11

Bonnacon and apes from BL Harley 4751, f. 11

 
 
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Miniature of hunters spearing a bonnacon, and protecting themselves from its burning dung with a shield. In the roundel below: miniature of a mother ape climbing a tree and trying to escape from hunters, with one baby in front and a second on her back. Image taken from f. 11 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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