gafol-hwītel

gafol-hwītel, m.n: blankets or cloth paid as tax or tribute. (GA-voll-HWEE-tell / ˈga-vɔl-ˌhwiː-tɛl)

Medieval manuscript image of a crowned man ensconced in a bed, head propped up with one arm, covered in a blanket; a large white bird perches on his bed and looks at him.
Caladrius bird in a bestiary; SW England (Salisbury?), late 12th-early 13th century; British Library, Harley MS 4751, f. 40r. [bl.uk]

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