The Voynich Manuscript/F8r

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Description:[edit]

One plant with a single, big, odd-shaped leaf and a "collar" around its stem, horizontally centered and spanning the page vertically from edge to edge.

Three paragraphs (with 6.5, 3.6, 6.6 lines), left- and right-justified and interrupted by the plant's stem, fill up the bottom 3/4 of the page. Each paragraph is followed by a right-justified two-word title.

Comments:[edit]

The plant is very strange, both for the leaf shape and for the "collar" around the stem. Perhaps it is a mushroom (e.g. Amanita), which the artist mistook for a plant and tried to draw as such?

The text format too is quite unusual, both in its length and in the presence of titles.