Ripley, George (c.1415-1490)

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Rotulum hieroglyphicum G. Ripalei Equitis Aurati. For description see Catalogue entry for MS. 692: with the following differences: Title omitted at the top of the scroll. First and second poems omitted. Minor differences in spelling in the only two poems. In the marginal border is the inscription 'This longe Rolle w[as]/drawne in Colours/for me at Lubecke/in Germanye 1588'.



Physical description

1 volume Roll. 343 x 38 1/2 cm. Mounted on linen, with wooden rollers. Margins frayed.

Acquisition note

Purchased at Sotheby's 23/4/1934, Lot 40A.

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Finding aids

Database description transcribed from S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).

Location of duplicates

This material has been digitised and can be freely accessed online through Wellcome Collection catalogue.Images of the entire scroll and parts of the scroll on Wellcome Images. Image numbers: L0068461-5, L0031854, L0032139, L0032532-33 and L0035235-37.

Ownership note

On the back of the canvas, very faded and indistinct, the inscriptions 'Ex Museo Nob. Com. de Yarmouth [i.e. William Paston, second Earl of Yarmouth, 1652-1732], and 'Johannes Ives de Yarmouth Norfolk' [i.e. John Ives, 1751-1776]. There is also a pasted-on label, slightly defective, inscribed 'From the Library of the Earl of Ashburnham, Appendix No. May 1897'. Sold at Sotheby's (Ashburnham 'Appendix' Sale) 1/5/1899, Lot 130.


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Accession number

  • 66601