Manuscripts Image Puzzles - 10/29

About today's image

Today's puzzle comes from a manuscript held at the Wellcome Library (MS 626) in London. This frontispiece to a late fifteenth-century copy of a medical treatise by Matthaeus Platearius provides a great deal of rich information about the origin of this manuscript including, as it does, a motto and a coat of arms. For those wishing to explore further (including hints about the coat of arms and motto), the Wellcome Library's catalog entry provides additional information. To explore the manuscript in more detail, please visit here.

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