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Birds in the Garden of Eden, Detail In the Garden of Eden, singing birds sit on the top of six trees; referring to the beauty of birdsong in Paradise. In the centre, a pelican has her nest on the forbidden apple tree, to which God is pointing. The pelican in her piety is shedding her blood for her children, a symbol of the the blood of ChriSt Image taken from Holkham Bible Picture Book. Originally published in England, circa 1320-1330.
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