Phoenix burns and is resurrected

Phoenix burns and is resurrected

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Credit: BRITISH LIBRARY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Phoenix burns and is resurrected, (Whole folio) Two illustrations of the life-cycle of the phoenix, a bird which lives for five hundred years, then burns itself on a funeral pyre and rises from the ashes as a worm which becomes a bird once more. Image taken from Bestiary. Originally published in England (Salisbury?); 1230-1240.

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Keywords: art genres, artwork, bestiary, fictional creature, greek mythology, historical, history, illustration, latin, mythical beast, mythology, phoenix

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