Two birds

Two birds

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Caption: Two birds. Cranes, illustrating the text that cranes took it in turns to sleep: in this miniature, four cranes are sleeping while the fifth stands on one leg with a stone held in its other claw so that if danger approaches it can wake the others. Fable, Bestiary, with extracts from Giraldus Cambrensis on Irish birds. 2nd quarter of the 13th century Author Giraldus Cambrensis.

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Keywords: animal, animal categories, bestiary, bird, book, crane, document, giraldus cambrensis, historical, history, illustration, latin, text, visual works, with extracts from giraldus cambrensis on irish birds, written language

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