Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Voynich Manuscript: Carlina

Carline Thistle (Carlina Vulgaris) will be my placeholder for fol. 15r of the Voynich manuscript. According to the story in Giovanni Cadamosto 16th century herbal (British Library, Harley 3736 here) an angel advised Charlemagne to eat the thistle so his body can be purged of poison.

The six leaves in the VMs drawing end with symbols that somewhat remind of the six 'towers' in the center of the Nine-rosette page.

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