Saturday, June 1, 2013

The Voynich Manuscript: Castor Oil Plant

The drawing on fol. 6v of the Voynich Manuscript was id by Ethel Voynich/Theodore Petersen as castor oil plant (Ricinus communis) and this proposal has been widely accepted so I will add it to my list.


3 comments:

  1. Ellie, your beautiful images have become so tiny that I can not distinguish the writings. What herbarium has the image at right, which is almost a copy of the VM?
    Ruby

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  2. Hi Ruby, if you click on the image it becomes bigger. The drawing is from Platearius held in the Russian National Library in St. Petersburg.
    All the best! Ellie

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