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Re: "rot" and "f", folio 04r
rot = root
F = Flower
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rene Zandbergen" <r_zandbergen@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2001 9:37 AM
Subject: Re: "rot" and "f", folio 04r
| --- "diane.cousteau" <Diane.cousteau@xxxxxxxxxx>
| > Hello all!
| > As I was examining folio 04r, I noticed
| > the root of the plant had not been colored in, only
| > outlined, and that inside it was written vertically
| > the letters "r", "o", and "t", forming the german
| > word "rot" or red. On one of the flowers was a clear
| > letter "F"....is this extraneous script? Has it been
| > accounted for? Maybe they are indications for
| > coloring? An unfinished page? Can someone give me
| > more information, please?
| I noticed the same, almost exactly two years ago,
| when I saw the MS. I wrote about it to the mailing
| list and the mail is somewhere in the archive.
| These letters are almost invisible
| on my copyflo. Where did you see them?
| On the original, these actually appear to be the
| Greek letters tau and omicron followed by a tau
| over 90 degrees. If you rotate the whole page by
| 90 degrees you again see tau-omicron-rotated tau.
| In Greek, tau omicron represents the number 360
| unless I am much mistaken. Here, as usual, we have
| very different possible explanations for a feature
| of the MS.
| Cheers, Rene
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