Edith Sherwood Ph.D.

Voynich Manuscript: was the author left-handed?

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Figure 3 - Visconti-Sforza Sun
with face of Apollo Figure 3 - Folio 68v3 Sun
with face of Apollo

Figure 3 compares three examples of the sun from 15th century Tarot cards with drawings of VM suns found on folios 68v3, 67v and 85v1. A sun card from the Visconti-Sforza set (c~1450), shows the face of the Roman Sun God, Apollo. The sun in VM folio 68 v1, also has Apollo’s face. This is unusual and suggests that the author of the VM may have copied this image of the sun from the Visconti-Sforza set or a similar set of tarot cards.

Visconti-Sforza Sun with face of Apollo Folio 68v3 Sun with face of Apollo
Figure 3 - Charles VI Sun
with face of Apollo Figure 3 - Folio 68v3 Sun
with face of Apollo
Charles VI Sun Folio 67v3 Sun
Figure 3 - Ercole d' Este Sun Figure 3 - Folio 85v1 Sun
Ercole d’ Este Sun Folio 85v1 Sun
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