Caladrius at the bedside of a king

Caladrius at the bedside of a king

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Caption: Caladrius perching at the bedside of a king, illustrating the text that the bird has the power to foretell whether an ill patient will live or die. If the bird turns its back on the patient, the patient is sure to die; however, if the bird faces him he will live, 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, document, giraldus cambrensis, historical, history, illustration, latin, text, visual works, with extracts from giraldus cambrensis on irish birds, written language

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