Thursday, July 26, 2012

Voynich Manuscript: the Visconti Tarot Cards

The Voynich Manuscript and the Visconti di Modrone Tarot Set rest today in the same library at the Yale University. This is not the only thing they have in common. The carbon dating of the VMS velum and the production of the Filippo Maria Visconti cards are believed to be close in time – somewhere in the first half of the 15th century. It is not surprising then to find similar art patterns in those two – including series of ‘vases’ or ‘cups’( or whatever the real name of the objects is) – they look very similar.

8 comments:

  1. Ellie,

    You "take my breath away" in awe and wonder. Your posts are SO on track! Several months ago, I commented on the presence of some actual letters "F" "R" "A"......on one of "wheels" that appear in "the" Mss. Nobody responded. Also, nobody seemed the least bit interested in the solar figures that appear in the upper left and bottom right of the Boenicke 408 ms.

    My style of writing might be a little peculiar this morning (for a good reason-the other site has been hacked).

    Take care; and continue to stay right on top of things!

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    1. Addendum

      If I haven't already referred you (or if you've already been there)here is a fascinating website, to which I'll let you make the link:

      Third Millenium Library

      A lot of "stuff" including the Council of Constance.

      A tout a l'heure!

      bd

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  2. Brass? Incense burner? Salt cellar? Oil lamp?

    bd

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  3. I was thinking incense burner too, but it is more likely to be royal cup. In Bulgaria we still call the 'heart' in cards a 'cup'. Can you get me the link to the Millennium library again, the one on the BigB site didn't work.

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    1. I'll check my bookmarks and get back to you. You first might want to get your search engine to bring up the reference to "Third Millenium Library". It is a vast and fascinating website.

      I'm continuing to write to you as anonymous because of the recent mess with our other center of communications. Also note the lack of words that might stir up malefactors.

      I'll be back in a bit -- to see if you have success with the link.

      a tout a l'heure!

      bd

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  4. Let's try this:

    http://third-millenium-library.com/

    On his opening page/menu options, there are many. Choose the option that Headlines "The Jewels from the Western Civilization"

    Don't be put off by the religo-politics discussions. Many of the items of interest are written by writers who submit material to the webmaster's enormous archive.

    Not too long ago (while looking for Petros/Pedro) I finally lifted my eyes from my screen to log out. I had been online with 3rd Millenium a total of over four and a half hours. Fascinating!


    bd (you know who I am, but I prefer to stay under the "radar" for a while yet)

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  5. notice the similarity of the nude baths in the Judgement card and the women in baths in the Voynich illustrations

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  6. I agree there is similarity, but the people on the Judgment card are coming out of graves.

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