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Voynich MS - Quire 13

Description

Quire 13 is composed of five bifolia instead of the standard four. It contains folios 75 through 84. The gathering mark is on f84v.

This quire contains all so-called biological pages. One page (f76r) contains only text. This is not the first page in the quire.

Schematic folio layout:

Browse interlinear transcription of Quire 13

Folio 75

Normal folio. The folio nr. is on f75r.

f75r  

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library)

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager)

General description

This is a so-called biological (or balneological) page. For general information about these pages see here.
Folio nr (75) in upper right corner.

Illustration(s)

There are two pools with green water populated by small feminine figures.

Text

There are 46 lines of text in three paragraphs. There is an apparently separate piece of writing in 7 shortlines inside a loop near the top of the page.

Currier language: B
Currier hand: 2

Browse interlinear transcription of f75r

Other information

 

  f75v

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library)

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager)

General description

This is a so-called biological (or balneological) page. For general information about these pages see here.

Illustration(s)

From top to bottom: a tube ending at a anopy painted blue. A pool of green water with feminine figures standing in a row. At the bottom, a pool with blue water densely populated with similar figures.

Text

There are 34 lines of writing in four paragraphs. There are 10 labels (each two words) near the nymphs, between the first and second pararaphs.

Currier language: B
Currier hand: 2

Browse interlinear transcription of f75v

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Folio 76

Normal folio. The folio nr. is on f76r.

f76r  

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library)

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager)

General description

This is a text-only page.
There is a "key-like" sequence of characters in the left margin.
Folio nr (76) in upper right corner.

Illustration(s)

None.

Text

There are 47 lines of text in one long and three short paragraphs. Single characters have been written in the left margin, over the height of the first paragraph.

The first character (initial) of the page has been written as an outline drawing.

Currier language: B
Currier hand: 2

Browse interlinear transcription of f76r

Other information

 

  f76v

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library)

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager)

General description

This is a so-called biological (or balneological) page. For general information about these pages see here.

Illustration(s)

There are four feminine figures in the left margin, as part of some indefinite structure of tubes. Some are holding items.

Text

There are 41 lines of text in six paragaphs.

Currier language: B
Currier hand: 2

Browse interlinear transcription of f76v

Other information

 

Folio 77

Normal folio. The folio nr. is on f77r.

f77r  

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library)

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager)

General description

This is a so-called biological (or balneological) page. For general information about these pages see here.
Folio nr (77) in upper right corner.

Illustration(s)

There is a tube with openings across the top of the page. Further drawings are on the left side with more tubes. Feminie figures are accompanying all tubes.

Text

There are 40 lines of text in three paragraphs.

There are ten labels near the tubes and the nymphs.

Currier language: B
Currier hand: 2

Browse interlinear transcription of f77r

Other information

Four of the openings in the tube at the top of the page are ejecting something, and these are quite likely to represent the four elements (left to right) air, water, fire, earth. To my best knowledge this was first noted by R. Santacoloma.

  f77v

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library)

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager)

General description

This is a so-called biological (or balneological) page. For general information about these pages see here.

Illustration(s)

Across the top, and along the left and right margins, are drawings of nymphs in what looks like organs of the human body.

Text

There are 37 lines of writing in three paragraphs.

There are 8 labels near nymphs and other drawing elements.

Currier language: B
Currier hand: 2

Browse interlinear transcription of f77v

Other information

 

Folio 78

Normal folio. The folio nr. is on f78r.

f78r  

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library)

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager)

General description

This is a so-called biological (or balneological) page. For general information about these pages see here.
Folio nr (78) in upper right corner.

Illustration(s)

There are two 'structures' with tubes coming from the top of the page, and two pools with green water populated by small female figures.

Text

There are 41 lines of text in two paragraphs.

There are seven labels near the tubes and pools.

Currier language: B
Currier hand: 2

Browse interlinear transcription of f78r

Other information

 

  f78v

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library)

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager)

General description

This is a so-called biological (or balneological) page. For general information about these pages see here.

Illustration(s)

A single tube of blue water is comin from the top, ending in a green pool that looks like a bathtub. Openings in the side of the tub show blue water. There are two tubes coming out of the tub at the far right margin of the page.

Text

There are 32 lines of writing in three paragraphs.

Currier language: B
Currier hand: 2

Browse interlinear transcription of f78v

Other information

The two tubes of water coming out of the tub continue on the other folio that is part of this bifolio (f81r), which is invisible since another bifolio has been bound in between.

There is one character in line 26 that intrudes between two words of line 25 above. It is unclear if this is the result of specific planning. This character usually only appears in top lines of paragraphs.

Folio 79

Normal folio. The folio nr. is on f79r.

f79r  

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library)

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager)

General description

This is a so-called biological (or balneological) page. For general information about these pages see here.
Folio nr (79) in upper right corner.

Illustration(s)

There is a vertical structure of tubes in the left margin, populated by female figures. It ends in a green pool with one more such figure, holding on to what looks like a floating device.

Text

There are 44 lines of text in 8 paragraphs.

Currier language: B
Currier hand: 2

Browse interlinear transcription of f79r

Other information

 

  f79v

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library)

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager)

General description

This is a so-called biological (or balneological) page. For general information about these pages see here.

Illustration(s)

There is a vertical structure of tubes in the left margin, populated by female figures. It ends in a green pool filling the entire width of the bottom of the page. In this pool is one female figure standing in what looks like the mouth of a fish. There are four other animals near or in the water, that are difficult to identify positively.

Text

There are 42 lines of text in six paragraphs.

Currier language: B
Currier hand: 2

Browse interlinear transcription of f79v

Other information

 

Folio 80

Normal folio. The folio nr. is on f80r.

f80r  

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library)

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager)

General description

This is a so-called biological (or balneological) page. For general information about these pages see here.
Folio nr. (80) in upper right corner.

Illustration(s)

There is a row of small figures across the top of the page, mostly, but not all, female. A tube in the right margin ends in a pool of blue water spanning the middle of the page. It has female figures that might be arguing or fighting at both ends. In the right margin there is another tube going down to anothe female figure, and a further one is in the lower left corner.

Text

There are 43 lines of writing in five paragraphs.

There are 10 labels near the nymphs at the top of the page.

Currier language: B
Currier hand: 2

Browse interlinear transcription of f80r

Other information

 

  f80v

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library)

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager)

General description

This is a so-called biological (or balneological) page. For general information about these pages see here.

Illustration(s)

Both left and right margins have structure involving tubes populated by female figures. In the left margin is also a prostrate, but uniditifiable animal. Both structures end in the same pool with blue water, that has three sub-pools and five more female figures.

Text

There are 44 lines of text in 8 paragraphs.

Currier language: B
Currier hand: 2

Browse interlinear transcription of f80v

Other information

 

Folio 81

Normal folio. The folio nr. is on f81r.

f81r  

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library)

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager)

General description

This is a so-called biological (or balneological) page. For general information about these pages see here.
Folio nr (81) in upper right corner.

Illustration(s)

There are two pools of green water, one at the top of the page and one at the bottom. Both look like bathtubs, and are populated by single rows of female figures. One tube connects the two pools in the left margin. Two futher tubes join this tube from the left margin.

Text

There are 31 lines of text in two paragraphs. The right margin is indented with a variable shape, which is unusual.

Currier language: B
Currier hand: 2

Browse interlinear transcription of f81r

Other information

The tubes coming from the left margin are a continuation of tubes that have been drawn on f78v, which is not visible as another bifolio has been bound in between.

The reason for the unusual right margin is not known, but suggestions have been that the text is a poem, that the quality of the parchment did not allow writing, or that space was left for another drawing.

  f81v

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library)

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager)

General description

This is a so-called biological (or balneological) page. For general information about these pages see here.

Illustration(s)

There is a very large pool with green water at the bottom of the page. It looks like a bathtub and has two rows of female figures. One tube of green water is coming in from above, on the left. Water is also flowing out at the right bottom.

Text

There are 27 lines of text in two paragraphs.

There is one label of two words near the tub.

Currier language: B
Currier hand: 2

Browse interlinear transcription of f81v

Other information

 

Folio 82

Normal folio. The folio nr. is on f82r.

f82r  

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library)

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager)

General description

This is a so-called biological (or balneological) page. For general information about these pages see here.
The parchment has a tear at the bottom of the page which was stiched, but the thread has been removed. There is a small round hole in the right margin.
Folio nr (82) in upper right corner.

Illustration(s)

There are two nymphs in the left and right margin near the top of the page, connected by two tubes with a joining element. There are two more nymphs just below them, with a different type of connection. There is a green pool at the bottom of the page with a wavy outline, with several female figures. One nymph is standing in a separate blue pool.

Text

There are 32 lines of text in three paragraphs.

Ther are 14 labels in total.

Currier language: B
Currier hand: 2

Browse interlinear transcription of f82r

Other information

 

  f82v

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library)

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager)

General description

This is a so-called biological (or balneological) page. For general information about these pages see here.
The parchment has a tear at the bottom of the page which was stiched, but the thread has been removed. There is a small round hole in the left margin.

Illustration(s)

Nymphs in small pools and constructions of tubes are along the top and left margins. The water is mostly blue. There is a arge pool with green water at the bottom, with three nymphs and two tubes shaped like rainbows.

Text

There are 34 lines of text in six paragraphs.

There are 14 labels in total.

Currier language: B
Currier hand: 2

Browse interlinear transcription of f82v

Other information

 

Folio 83

Normal folio. The folio nr. is on f83r.

f83r  

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library)

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager)

General description

This is a so-called biological (or balneological) page. For general information about these pages see here.
Folio nr (83) in upper right corner.

Illustration(s)

There is a narrow vertical structrue with nymphs in the left margin. Towards the bottom of the page there are two nymphs in structures connected by another rainbow-shaped tube.

Text

There are 44 lines of text in five paragraphs. There are two more small, disconnected blocks or writing in the lower-left corner, with 3 and 4 lines respectively.

There are 4 labels in total.

Currier language: B
Currier hand: 2

Browse interlinear transcription of f83r

Other information

 

  f83v

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library)

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager)

General description

This is a so-called biological (or balneological) page. For general information about these pages see here.

Illustration(s)

There is one nymph in a complex structure in the upper left corner. There are two further ones holding on to large green globular structures just below the first paragraph of text. There is a further nymph in a complex structure in the lower right corner.

Text

There are 31 lines of text in three paragraphs.

There are 4 labels in total.

Currier language: B
Currier hand: 2

Browse interlinear transcription of f83v

Other information

 

Folio 84

Normal folio. The folio nr. is on f84r.

f84r  

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library)

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager)

General description

This is a so-called biological (or balneological) page. For general information about these pages see here.
Folio nr (84) in upper right corner.

Illustration(s)

There is a green pool with a roof accross the full width of the top of the page. It is populated by female figures that are standing mostly in pairs. A thin blue tube along the left margin leads to another pool in the middle with green water and more nymphs. There is a separate small blue pool and one red bucket. A further thin blue tube goes to a round pool at the bottom, with faint blue water and many nymphs closely packed together.

Text

There are 34 lines of text in five paragraphs.

There are 10 labels in total.

Currier language: B
Currier hand: 2

Browse interlinear transcription of f84r

Other information

 

  f84v

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library)

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager)

General description

This is a so-called biological (or balneological) page. For general information about these pages see here.
Quire mark (13 9) in lower right corner.

Illustration(s)

There are two pools with blue water in the right half of the page, connected with tubes. Both are populated by female figures.

Text

There are 39 lines of writing in two paragraphs. There are three additional small blocks of writing, with two lines near the top of the page, and 4 and 6 lines respectively in the right margin.

Currier language: B
Currier hand: 2

Browse interlinear transcription of f84v

Other information

 

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