Folio 80v - Of trees, continued. Ysidorus de natura hominis; Isidorus on the nature of man
Folio 81r - the nature of man, continued.
The elm, willow, box. Isidore on the nature of man.
Two initials type 2, one initial type 3. The great 'N' (natura) marks the start on Isidore's etymology of the human being. Colour indicators, 'v' for pinkish red, 'a' for azure.
The etymology of man.
Isidore sits on a chair, writing on a sloping desk the words '(ysid)oris (de) natu(ra) hominisI' Isidore, Concerning the Nature of Man.
on the desk is the colour indicator 'harie' = aerus= sky blue. James interprets this as hane. The picture is damaged, revealing the pink gesso below the gold leaf. Folio mark * bottom left.