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Musing.. cloudbands?.. addendum A

Koen’s comment to an earlier post offered helpful comparisons (repeated below) for the bordering line which appears in numerous folios of the Voynich manuscript (illustrated left from f.68v). In Voynich studies, a convention (whose original proponent I cannot discover), sees this sort of line  described  as a ‘cloudband’,  a term that  by analogy suits its employment in f.68v pretty well.  I say  “by analogy” because in Latin art the cloudband appears consistently in a different form, though to the same purpose as the liminal line is used in f.68v namely, to indicate the boundary between the mundus and the realm of…

Cloudband history in brief

This history was (as I promised)  in a coming post – the next part of the ‘orb and book’ series – but as it  happens  JKP decided a few days ago to  post something about the ‘cloudband’ in general, taking as his reference [MS] Národní knihovna České republiky   XXIII.C.124,  also known as Velislavova bible  or Biblia picta Velislai.   It is online, digitised, courtesy of   Manuscriptorium’  (a site offering its readers tutorials on how to use it. See Tutorial 3). JKP’s post, ‘And the Clouds parted‘  is at voynichportal.com  (20th. November 2017). The Velislavova bible was made just when you’d expect: c.1340*. It is…