Text with embellished diagram - Soldiers on twin towers supported by an elephant

Text with embellished diagram - Soldiers on twin towers supported by an elephant
Date
[ca 1120-1150]
Ref
MSR-05-f027v
Description
Leaf from Boethius' treatise on music. Manion notes "The most striking of these embellishments is on f.27v (fig. 8) where the numerical table and proportional diagrams are framed by an elephant supporting twin towers, with soldiers' heads and spears peeping over battlements that help to suggest the topmost curve of the diagram. The diagram so framed is a summary illustrating the application of all the preceding mathematics to musical proportions, which is the principal subject of the treatise". Quantity: 1 page. Physical Description: Ms on vellum, 211 x 144mm Finding Aids: Manion No. 140. Fig. 8.
Access restrictions
Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format
1 page, Manuscripts, Parchment, Ms on vellum, 211 x 144mm
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