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Voynich MS - Quire 11

Description

Quire 11 contains one bifolio composing folios 71 and 72, the latter folding out to contain several panels with text and illustations. The gathering mark is on f72v1.

Schematic folio layout:

Browse interlinear transcription of Quire 11

Folio 71

Normal folio. The folio nr. is on f71r.

f71r  

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library)

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager)

General description

This is a zodiac page. For general information about zodiac pages see here.
There is extraneous writing near the central zodiac emblem.
Folio nr. (71) in upper right corner.

Illustration(s)

A circular diagram with the emblem of Aries consisting of a skinny sheep or goat eating from a bush. The animal has not been painted, but the bush is green.

There are two circular arrangements of tubs with small human figures (nymphs). There are 15 in total and each one is holding a star. They have all been painted in some detail.

Text

There are three lines of circular text, one short, around the animal figure. There are 15 labels near the small human figures.

The month name April is written in the centre in a different hand than the remainder of the MS, and in a version of French (for which see here).

Currier language: -
Currier hand: -

Browse interlinear transcription of f71r

Other information

 

  f71v

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library), showing pages 71v, 72r1, 72r2 and 72r3 from left to right.

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager), showing pages 71v, 72r1, 72r2 and 72r3 from left to right.

General description

This is a zodiac page. For general information about zodiac pages see here.
There is extraneous writing near the central zodiac emblem.

Illustration(s)

A circular diagram with the emblem of Taurus eating from a manger. The animal is painted in very light red.

There are two circular arrangements of tubs with small human figures (nymphs). There are 15 in total and each one is holding a star. They have mostly been painted lightly.

Text

There are three lines of circular text. There are 15 labels near the small human figures.

The month name May is written in the centre in a different hand than the remainder of the MS, and in a version of French (for which see here).

Currier language: -
Currier hand: -

Browse interlinear transcription of f71v

Other information

 

Folio 72

Triple fold-out folio. The folio nr. is on f72v2.

f72r1  

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library), showing pages 71v, 72r1, 72r2 and 72r3 from left to right.

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager), showing pages 71v, 72r1, 72r2 and 72r3 from left to right.

General description

This is a zodiac page. For general information about zodiac pages see here.
There is a fairly large hole near the middle of the page.
There is extraneous writing near the central zodiac emblem.

Illustration(s)

A circular diagram with the emblem of Taurus eating from a manger. The animal is painted heavily in red.

There are two circular arrangements of small human figures (nymphs). In the inner circle they are standing in tubs. In the other circle the tubs have disappeared. There are 15 in total and each one is holding a star.

Text

There are two lines of circular text. There are 15 labels near the small human figures.

The month name May is written in the centre in a different hand than the remainder of the MS, and in a version of French (for which see here).

Currier language: -
Currier hand: -

Browse interlinear transcription of f72r1

Other information

 

  f72r2  

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library), showing pages 71v, 72r1, 72r2 and 72r3 from left to right.

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager), showing pages 71v, 72r1, 72r2 and 72r3 from left to right.

General description

This is a zodiac page. For general information about zodiac pages see here.
There is extraneous writing near the central zodiac emblem.

Illustration(s)

A large circular diagram with the emblem of Gemini consisting of two clothed figures, one female on the right and one male on the left. They are holding each other's hands. The man wears green clothes and the woman a blue gown with very wide sleeves.

There are two circular arrangements of small, standing human figures (nymphs), and another five drawn at the top. There are 30 in total and with one exception (outer ring, lower right) they are all holding a star.

Text

There are three lines of circular text. There are 30 labels near the small human figures.

The month name June is written in the centre in a different hand than the remainder of the MS, and in a version of French (for which see here).

Currier language: -
Currier hand: -

Browse interlinear transcription of f72r2

Other information

 

  f72r3  

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library), showing pages 71v, 72r1, 72r2 and 72r3 from left to right.

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager), showing pages 71v, 72r1, 72r2 and 72r3 from left to right.

General description

This is a zodiac page. For general information about zodiac pages see here.
There is extraneous writing near the central zodiac emblem.

Illustration(s)

A large circular diagram with the emblem of Cancer, unusually consisting of two obsters with a line connecting their mouths. The top one facing right is painted light green and the bottom one facing left is brick coloured.

There are three circular arrangements of tubs with small, standing human figures (nymphs). There are 30 in total and they are all holding a star.

Text

There are three lines of circular text. There are 30 labels near the small human figures.

The month name July is written in the centre in a different hand than the remainder of the MS, and in a version of French (for which see here).

Currier language: -
Currier hand: -

Browse interlinear transcription of f72r3

Other information

The black and white image is from a the original microfilm of the Beinecke library.

  f72v3  

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library), showing pages 72v3 and 72v2 from left to right.

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager), showing pages 72v3 and 72v2 from left to right.

General description

This is a zodiac page. For general information about zodiac pages see here.
There is extraneous writing near the central zodiac emblem.

Illustration(s)

A large circular diagram with the emblem of Leo consisting of a maneless lion, with its tail curling up between the hind legs. It is lightly painted in blue.

There are two circular arrangements of small human figures (nymphs). There are 30 in total and they are all holding a star.

Text

There are three lines of circular text. There are 30 labels near the small human figures.

The month name August is written in the centre in a different hand than the remainder of the MS, and in a version of French (for which see here).

Currier language: -
Currier hand: -

Browse interlinear transcription of f72v3

Other information

The black and white image is from a the original microfilm of the Beinecke library.

  f72v2  

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library), showing pages 72v3 and 72v2 from left to right.

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager), showing pages 72v3 and 72v2 from left to right.

General description

This is a zodiac page. For general information about zodiac pages see here.
There is extraneous writing near the central zodiac emblem.
Folio nr (72) in upper right corner.

Illustration(s)

A large circular diagram with the emblem of Virgo consisting a clothed female waering a blue gown with very wide sleeves and a blue headpiece. She holds a star 'on a stick' in her left hand, and there is a small flower on the ground in front of her.

There are two circular arrangements of small human figures (nymphs). There are 30 in total and they are all holding a star.

Text

There are three lines of circular text. There are 30 labels near the small human figures.

The month name September is written in the centre in a different hand than the remainder of the MS, and in a version of French (for which see here).

Currier language: -
Currier hand: -

Browse interlinear transcription of f72v2

Other information

 

  f72v1

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library)

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager)

General description

This is a zodiac page. For general information about zodiac pages see here.
There is extraneous writing near the central zodiac emblem.
There is a fairly large hole near the middle of the page.
Gathering mark (11m9) in lower right corner.

Illustration(s)

A large circular diagram with the emblem of Libra consisting of a balance in equilibrium, not held by anyone.

There are two circular arrangements of small, standing human figures (nymphs). There are 30 in total and they are all holding a star.

Text

There are three lines of circular text. There are 30 labels near the small human figures.

The month name October is written in the centre in a different hand than the remainder of the MS, and in a version of French (for which see here).

Currier language: -
Currier hand: -

Browse interlinear transcription of f72v1

Other information

 

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