sketch and poetic composition
The surface of the paper is brown due to the glue used to attach
the sheet to a backing. Reverse of the previous sheet.
the top right there appears a figure, probably feminine, in the
act of throwing dry twigs to feed a fire about which flutter
butterflies. Verses explain the allegory: the butterflies are
victims of the blind ignorance that blocks knowledge of the true
light. Dated around 1483-5.