MS H.1 f.80v

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Two drawings of Noah's Ark, from John Trevisa's translation of Ranulf Higden's Polychronicon. Part of MS H.1. English, 14th century.

Both illustrations show the Ark divided into a number of floors, occupied by men (hominum), birds (avium), tame animals (mitium), wild animals (inmitium), store rooms (apotecarea), privies (stercorarea), and the hold (sentina). The first drawing is described as Disposicio arche secundum Augustinus (the arrangement of the ark according to Augustine), and the second as Disposicio arche secundum alios (the arrangement of the ark according to others).

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