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VMs: Re: The Fontana ciphers
Thanks for the preliminary report! :-)
editors suggest that the image is intended to represent the vault
of a church decorated with the celestial spheres surrounding the
I've also thought that this simple explanation might well explain the whole
of the VMS' astro and cosmo sections - that they were merely designs (the
idea appropriated from the Palazzo della Ragione) intended to describe an
astrological cycle of frescoes for some kind of mid-1400's public building
(for example, a court of law, which is basically what the Palazzo della
In some ways, this seems like the simplest possible explanation.
age of great men he comes over as a second division figure, but
the book is great fun and I am enjoying reading it.
This strongly connects with other insights I've had: the VMS also strikes
me as having been created by a "second division figure", but more in the
sense of someone working in the shadow of more fully-expressed geniuses.
This was why I rejected, despite the vinci-like gallows, the idea of it
having been done by Leonardo - as Petr pointed out, there's a
(well-trained) sureness of hand to the curves in the drawings, but it fails
to come across as a mark of greatness.
It might be as revealing to speculate which figure was casting that shadow
as to speculate who was beneath it. :-)
It isn't the
key to the Voynich manuscript, but it gives off the Voynich feeling
of a deliberately created puzzle. I now think that this is the
context of the VMS.
Hopefully we're getting there... :-)
Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....