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It is not part of the project to provide a definitive edition of the text of the Bestiary, but to help readers by providing a transcription and translation of the text. Currently the following editorial conventions obtain:
Two panels of eagles fishing and plunging into the rejuvenating spring.
The reference to catching fish means that the bird must be a sea eagle or osprey. The white tailed eagle is found in the Mediterranean. Although this is an original Physiologus subject, the illustrations of this bird are among the most varied, indicating the lack of an accepted common source. The lower section of the illustration is damaged. The upper edge of the illuminated frame abuts the spliced parchment repair with such precision that it appears the repair took place after the writing was complete on the recto, but before the painting began on the verso.
The eagle, its allegory.
Initial type 2.