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Cranes from BL Harley 4751, f. 39

Cranes from BL Harley 4751, f. 39

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Detail of a miniature of cranes , illustrating the text that cranes took it in turns to sleep: in this miniature, four cranes are sleeping while the fifth stands on one leg with a stone held in its other claw so that if danger approaches it can wake the others. Image taken from f. 39 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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