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Isopet II de Paris, [traduction anonyme du Novus Aesopus d’Alexandre Neckam] ; Richard de Fournival, Bestiaire d’Amours Auteur : Richard de Fournival (1201-1260?). Auteur du texte Auteur : Richard de Montbaston. Enlumineur Date d'édition : 1330-1350 Type : manuscrit
The Aberdeen Bestiary - folio 30r - Text: the hawk who seizes other birds and ignores its young. Illustration: The hawk grips its frame and twists backwards aggressively. The gilding of the initial 'A' overlaps the frame of the illustration, indicating that in this case the letter was gilded after the picture.
The Aberdeen Bestiary-f49r "Storks are devoted to their young, shedding many feathers for their protection. They eat snakes." (Two recognisable storks in a roundel. Although the stork is only recorded once in the middle ages as a visitor to Britain, the Aberdeen artist has created a remarkably accurate portrait of the bird (and the frog). The original source for the illustration must have been made on the Continent by someone who had observed storks.)