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Caladrius from BL Harley 4751, f. 40

Caladrius from BL Harley 4751, f. 40

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Detail of a miniature of a caladrius perching at the bedside of a king, illustrating the text that states that the bird has the power to foretell whether an ill patient will live or die. If the bird turns its back on the patient, he is sure to die; however, if he faces him he will live. Image taken from f. 40 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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