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Partridges from BL Harley 4751, f. 48

Partridges from BL Harley 4751, f. 48

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Miniature of a partridge (Perdix), shown in two roundels. Above, a dog crouches below four partridges. Below, a partridge tends her eggs, or perhaps one partridge is stealing eggs from another's nest, an activity for which the partridge was notorious. Image taken from f. 48 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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