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Phoenix from BL Harley 4751, f. 45

Phoenix from BL Harley 4751, f. 45

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Detail of a miniature of a phoenix burning, illustrating the text that when it felt that it was growing old, it would make its own funeral pyre, and allow itself to be consumed in the flames, which it fanned with its wings, and that it would rise again from the ashes. Image taken from f. 45 of Bestiary, with extracts from Giraldus Cambrensis on Irish birds. Written in Latin.

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1200 - 1300
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