Folio 32v Commentary
|f32v Text: the palm tree and the turtle dove. The text refers
to the palm tree, slow growing and forever flourishing. The rubric compares
the nest of the turtle dove with the faith in Christ's passion.
Illustration: This dominating image shows the usual bland white
turtle dove in its roundel and square perched in the arms of a cross.
The cross represents the tree which conceals the nest, according to
the rubric. In the Aviarium several stories are illustrated with heavily
inscribed diagrams. For this scene, the Heiligenkreuz Aviary (f 133v)
shows a dove inside a circle in the centre of a cross. The circle and
cross are covered in rubric and behind the cross is a rather bushy palm
tree. The Aberdeen artist has used a simplified version of this design,
minus the palm tree and most of the rubric. There is a sketch of the
cross in the margin. In the centre of the cross Clark (1992,269) has
deciphered the colour indication ni, meaning niteur, bright or clear.
Two initials, type 2.
The illustration in detail