Old English Herbal page, 11th century

Old English Herbal page, 11th century

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Caption: Old English Herbal page. 11th-century artwork of two plants and a snake on a page from a medieval herbal. The text is in Latin. At left is petersilie (parsley). At right is cawel (cabbage or colewort). This page is from the early 11th-century work 'Old English Herbal', produced in Christ Church, Canterbury.

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