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De inventione linguarum
Lower Austria, Near Krems, mid 12th century
MS M.832. Fol. 003v

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1) Bestiary: Crocodile and Serpent -- Crocodile, mouth open, before serpent in water; serpent emerging from body of crocodile;
2) Bestiary: Siren and Centaur -- Two sirens represented as half birds, half human women, both with hands raised toward five men, two holding oars, one with head resting on right hand, all seated asleep on boat decorated with two heads of birds on water (centaur represented on fol. 4r).

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