The phoenix from folio 56 recto of the Aberdeen Bestiary


The phoenix from folio 56 recto of the Aberdeen Bestiary, written and illuminated in England around 1200. The Bestiary describes this magical bird as building its own funeral pyre and then rising from the ashes.

The phoenix from folio 56 recto of the Aberdeen Bestiary, written and illuminated in England around 1200. The Bestiary describes this magical bird as building its own funeral pyre and then rising from the ashes.

Cite this page as: Gwen Shaw, "The phoenix from folio 56 recto of the Aberdeen Bestiary," in Smarthistory, December 19, 2015, accessed July 22, 2018, https://smarthistory.org/the-bestiary/screen-shot-2015-12-19-at-1-20-48-pm/.