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Harley 4751 f. 40 Caladrius
Caladrius
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Description: Miniature of a 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. 
Origin: England, S. (Salisbury?) 


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