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Herons from BL Harley 4751, f. 41

Herons from BL Harley 4751, f. 41

 
 
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Detail of mniature of herons (Ardea). This image can be interpreted in two ways: the herons can be seen as a group of three, standing together eating eels. Alternatively, it can be interpreted as a single heron, in three postures: first, dipping its head into the water to catch an eel; second, standing tall, swallowing its catch; and third, with its head twisted around to eat the eel a second time. Image taken from f. 41 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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