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Harley 4751 f. 41 Herons
Herons
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Description: Detail of mniature of herons (Ardea). This image can be interpreted in two ways: the herons can be seen as a group of three, standing together eating eels. Alternatively, it can be interpreted as a single heron, in three postures: first, dipping its head into the water to catch an eel; second, standing tall, swallowing its catch; and third, with its head twisted around to eat the eel a second time. 
Origin: England, S. (Salisbury?) 


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