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The SHIPS of MELENCOLIA-Part 4

 

THE FIFTH HIDDEN SHIP
THE FOURTH HIDDEN SHIP

Copyright Dr. Elizabeth Garner and Kathy Lawler June 11, 2014

This ship is located  180 degrees up from the nails that are located on the ground in front of the Melencolia. It is “traveling” in the same direction as the other ships we’ve found so far and is on the right side of the print hidden in Melencolia’s dress, which is indicating the past.

Once again it is a carrack such as we’ve seen before

The Portugeuse carrack of the 1500’s and 1600’s

The red arrow is pointing to the front hull with the distinctive side covering only partially displayed.

The yellow arrow is pointing to the bottom of the ship.

How many more ships will we find?

The SHIPS of MELENCOLIA-Part 3

the ship in the folds of the putto, Margret, in Melencolia

the ship in the folds of the putto, Margret, in Melencolia

Copyright Dr. Elizabeth Garner and Kathy Lawler Jun 8, 2014

We have already seen in Part two that there is a ship hidden in the folds of the putto’s dress above.

But what comes as a surprise, but actually shouldn’t as the data is analyzed, is that THERE’S ANOTHER SHIP hidden in the folds of the putto, Margret’s dress:

2nd ship on the putto, Margret
2nd ship on the putto, Margret

The red oval is outlining the first ship, which is smaller, that was found in the putto Margret’s dress. The blue box encompasses the hull of the carrack that is found directly below the first smaller ship, with the orange arrow basically indicating the directional focus of this carrack’s hull. The green arrow is pouting to the distinctive cross hull  design of the carrack that we saw before.

The yellow box with the big yellow arrow is pointing to at least two Jewish stars, six pointed. The compass on the top of the calipers Melencolia holds indicates the direction that these two ships are heading for-again EAST, from whence the Duerer family ancestors came from.

So what is really going on here?

We need to remember that Margret was a TWIN,the second of the two girl twins born Jan 20, 1476, and that the first twin girl was named Agnes I.  According to the Nuremberg death registries, Agnes died in childhood, which is why a later girl child born was called Agnes II.

Albrecht could never leave out a reference to his other twin sister, Agnes or the fact that these two siblings were twins. So he puts the BIG ship directly below the small ship, indicating that Margret had lived into adulthood, dying during the creation of this composition but also giving reference to Agnes I.

The two Jewish stars above the bigger ship and on the side of the smaller ship, are indications that his twin sisters were crypto-Jews, as was the whole family.

Where will we find the next ship?

The SHIPS of MELENCOLIA-Part 2

The first sailing ship found in Melencolia

The first sailing ship found in Melencolia

Copyright June 8, 2014 Dr. Elizabeth Garner and Kathy Lawler

As previously  reported in the first article about the mysterious ships that are encoded in Melencolia which you see again here, a Portuguese or Spanish medieval carrackthere are more ships that have been found on the right side of the composition, delineated by the putto, who represents the co-artist Margret.

As the Duerer Cipher reveals, anything on the right side of a “two storied” composition indicates something from the past. Margret and Albrecht were both working on this print as a tribute to their mother, Barbara, who they knew had started to die in 1513.  Then suddenly, Margret died closely after her mother, sometime between May 16, 1514 and August 24, 1514, according to the death registries published by the Nuremberg St. Lorenze church.

As discovered by P. Weber in 1900, the ENTIRE theory that Der Reuter, the 1514 St. Jerome in the Study and Melencolia COULD NEVER HAVE BEEN PRODUCED AS PART OF A TRILOGY, the “Meisterstiches, ” as they still are called today, since the records of Anton Tucher’s cashbook, the Losunger, or President of the Nuremberg city government (the City Council) PROVE that Tucher purchased from Albrecht on October 13, 1515, three “St. Jerome’s” and FOUR Melencolia prints as presents for friends in Rome”, has been totally ignored. Otherwise, Albrecht GAVE these two paired prints, The St Jerome and Melencolia, without Der Reuter, to very highly placed courtiers to get his pension back when he went to Antwerp to regain the pension he had lost upon the death of Emperor Maximilian in 1519.

Der Reuter was made in 1513, so it never made any sense that Melencolia might have been “numbered” as  1. These three prints were never interconnected and the perpetuation of this myth for another 114 years after a “recognized, at the time, Duerer expert” blew the theory apart, but is perpetuated in ALL art history classes today, is an ridiculous, proving that academia merely repeats over and over the inaccurate research about Albrecht Duerer. But of course, it’s always about the Italian Renaissance artists, so why should they care?  THEY DON’T.   But let’s get back to the second ship in Melencolia. Here is the image of the second ship in Melencolia, and without surprise, It is encoded in the folds of the drapery of the putto, Margret, on the right side of her dress:

the ship in the folds of the putto, Margret, in Melencolia
the ship in the folds of the of the dress on the putto, Margret, in Melencolia

What you see in this image are a number of symbols.  The ship itself is within the bounds of the red oval with the yellow arrow pointing to the flag flying from it’s masthead. the flag appears encoded but we haven’t figured that out yet, please feel free to try to do so. The purple arrow points to the what appears to be the masthead, and it appears to be a bird of some sort, a very large bird. The object that is circled in the blue oval with the orange arrow pointing to it is a telescope, another telescope.  Both the position of the ship and the directional clue of the telescope almost mirrors the direction that the first ship found is traveling towards, and that would be EAST, towards the past.   How many more ships will we find?

The SHIPS of MELENCOLIA-Part 1

 

The original figure with the crown found in the drapery
The original figure with the crown found in the drapery

Copyright Dr. Elizabeth Garner with Kathy Lawler, June 8, 2014

There are so many new symbols and encodings that have been found recently in Melencolia, it is difficult to decide which ones to present first, so we have chosen to start with the ships since we have already revealed the fact that this composition contains compasses indicating places to which to sail.

The first ship found is actually embedded in a triple encoded symbol, the figure with eyes and a crown and a shoulder embedded in one of the whitest of melancholia’s dress drapery, which you see here

As you can see towards the right, there is a figure staring out at all of us with two eyes, wearing a crown, whose right shoulder is drawn with a dark line that comes down to the hem of Melencolia’s dress.

What astonished us was to find that this figure was actually a triple encoded symbol and we found the first sailing ship that is embedded in this composition.  It is the largest of the sailing ships found to date.

The first sailing ship found in Melencolia
The first sailing ship found in Melencolia

This ship is a carrack. Carracks were ocean-going ships: large enough to be stable in heavy seas, and roomy enough to carry provisions for long voyages. They were the ships in which the Portuguese and the Spanish explored the world in the 15th and 16th centuries, the exact times that Duerer and his sister would have known these ships. In Portuguese this type was called a nau, while in Spanish it is called a carraca or nao. In French it was called a caraque or nef. Columbus sailed in a carrack.

The red oval circle outlines the hull of the ship.

A typical carrack

The blue rectangle outlines the rectangular upper part of the ship that typically surrounded the hull, pointed to by the yellow arrow

The two orange arrows are outlining the forward mast where the green arrow is pointing to the flag flying on this mast.

The yellow box outlines a large figure that is sitting in the ship.

Since we have learned from the Duerer Cipher that compositions which are basically separated in half, please see my article on the Eustachium where this is clearly indicated, in this case  the putto sitting on the millstone dissects the composition and thus  two stories are being told.  Since this ship is embedded on the right side of the composition, we know this ship is sailing towards the “past.” Based upon the compasses already found and reported, this ship is sailing towards Eastern Europe.

How many more ships will we find in Melencolia?

TRAVESTY! AND HOPE-THE REAL IDIOT RESIGNS-BPL NON THEFT

durer albrecht rembrandt sex renaissance boston public library art theft

 

THIS IS JUST A QUICK UPDATE, WE WILL GET BACK TO THE TRUE TRAVESTY IN THIS MESS AT THE BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY, THE RAILROADING OUT OF ONE OF THE FINEST FEMALE LIBRARY PRESIDENTS IN THE USA WHO WAS RAILROADED OUT BY THE POLITICAL IDIOTS,  A STORY THAT SHOULD NOT BE BE LEFT TO DIE. 

IT’S ALWAYS THE FEMALE WHO GETS THE SHAFT AND TAKES THE FALL,  NOT THE MALES, HAPPENED AT SOTHEBY’S AND CHRISTIES IN 2004,  AND GUYS WONDER WHY WOMEN ARE SICK OF WORKING TWICE AS HARD, DANCING IN HEELS BACKWARDS, AND HAVING TO DO IT 3 TIMES BETTER THAN MOST OF THE LAZY SLOUCHES AROUND. THE SEXISM IS ENOUGH, WE’RE TIRED OF RAPE, BURNINGS, WARS, DOMESTIC ABUSE, ANYONE TRYING TO CONTROL OUR BODIES. 

The chairman of the Boston Public Library Board of Trustees has announced his resignation following a controversy over valuable art that went missing but was later found misplaced at the library.

The library released a statement Thursday saying Jeffrey Rudman will resign as Board of Trustees chairman July 3, the same day library President Amy Ryan is resigning following the same controversy.

A spokeswoman for Walsh says the mayor told Rudman during a meeting Thursday morning that he wanted the library to go in a different direction, and Rudman submitted his resignation. The mayor’s office declined to comment on whether Walsh asked Rudman to resign.

A 1634 Rembrandt etching and 1504 Durer engraving disappeared last month, prompting calls for better security. They were found last week misfiled at the library.

 

FINALLY SOME JUSTICE, THE HEAD TRUSTEE GOES ALSO AND THE IDIOT POLITICIAN LIAR GETS TO RUN THE SHOW.  “THE POWER LIES IN THE DECEPTIONS, NOT THE TRUTH”

 

HOW DOES THAT SIT WITH Y’ALL?

DURER-Audit HOOEY faults security at Boston Public Library

durer albrecht rembrandt sex renaissance boston public library art theft

 

NOTHING LIKE MAKING A VERY GOOD EXISTING PROTECTION SYSTEM SOUND SO BAD, JUST FOR MISSING A CONSOLIDATED LIST. WOULD BE NICE TO HEAR ABOUT SOME REAL POLICE ACTION HAPPENING INSTEAD OF ALL THIS PUFFERY

NOW LET’S LOOK AT WHAT’S REALLY STUPID IN THIS AUDIT REPORT AND REPORTING.  THE BPL HAS A BUDGET OF $416 MILLION FOR SECURITY AND THESE TYPE OF COLLECTIONS, SO THEY NEED MORE MAYBE?

ONCE YOU READ ALL THIS AND GET TO THE DETAILS OF THE AUDIT REPORT, YOU SEE THE TOTALLY WRONG OPENING PARAGRAPH OF THIS REPORTER WHO IS ONLY CREATING SENSATIONALISM AND NOT ACCURATELY REPORTING.

The Boston Public Library, where two valuable pieces of artwork disappeared, inadequately protects its special collections from theft, -WRONG, and does not keep a complete inventory of its prized objects, MAYBE according to a city-commissioned audit..

 

WHAT WAS HITCHINGS DOING FOR 40 YEARS? GUESSING? HE COULDN’T THINK TO GET A DATABASE SOFTWARE PROGRAM MUSEUMS USE?  THEY WERE AVAILABLE.

“Current estimates for holdings are [in most categories] guesses made many years ago that have been adjusted with newer guesses along the way,” according to the audit of the library’s operations and finances by Chrysalis Management. The assessment was launched in December and commissioned by Mayor Martin J. Walsh.

THE AUDITORS SAY GOOD THINGS

“While security staff has taken steps to better control key access to high value areas,’’ the audit said, “they agree that they are exposed to internal theft.”

The report, dated May 1 and provided to the Boston Finance Commission on Tuesday, found that the library’s Special Collections, which includes the print collection where the artwork valued at more than $600,000 went missing, is not well managed. LET’S SEE WHAT THEY SAY LATER.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TRUSTEES CAN’T BOTHER TO READ THE AUDIT REPORT? NOW THAT’S A JOKE.

Jeffrey Rudman, chairman of the library’s board of trustees, said Tuesday night in a phone interview that he had not yet read the audit, but that the trustees plan to meet to discuss its findings, “among other topics.”

“Defending against internal misconduct, if there was any, is a real challenge,” Rudman said. “So of course, we want to do better.”

Boston police, the FBI, and the US attorney’s office are investigating the disappearance of Albrecht Dürer’s engraving “Adam and Eve,” valued at an estimated $600,000, and an etching by Rembrandt entitled “Self-Portrait With Plumed Cap and Lowered Sabre,” valued at $20,000 to $30,000, from the library’s Copley Square branch.

Police launched an investigation on April 29 and said they are looking into the possibility that employees stole the artwork, which may have been missing for up to a year.

No one has been charged. One employee, who oversaw the special collections, has been placed on paid administrative leave.

The audit was submitted on the same day that Walsh met privately with Rudman and Amy E. Ryan, the library’s president, to discuss security protocols at the library and the missing artwork.

Walsh and Ryan both declined to comment on the audit through their aides.

In the interview with the Globe, Rudman said he has full confidence in Ryan and characterized her as “the best leader this library could possibly have.” MORE THAN LIKELY

A library employee learned the Dürer was missing on April 8 and launched a review of locations where it might have been misfiled, according to Melina Schuler, a library spokeswoman.

When the Rembrandt was discovered missing a week later, Ryan notified Police Commissioner William Evans and the mayor, she said.

At the heart of the investigation is whether the artwork was misfiled or stolen.

Rudman declined to say if he thought a crime had been committed, citing the pending investigation, or why Susan Glover, the keeper of special collections, had been placed on leave last month. SURE DOESN’T MAKE SENSE EITHER GLOVER ON LEAVE

NOW TO REAL FACTS: ONLY 6 PEOPLE HAD ACCESS TO SPECIAL COLLECTIONS-NORMAL!!!!!!!!!!!!

Six people had access to the restricted area where the prints were kept, he said.

Matt Cahill, executive director of the Boston Finance Commission, the city’s fiscal watchdog, said his office had just received the audit on Tuesday and he could not comment on its findings.

Asked about the security concerns highlighted in the report, Cahill said, “Anytime someone points out flaws in the system, you want to make sure that you’re not just reacting to it, but that you’re taking a thoughtful approach to make sure the problem no longer exists.”

After the meeting at City Hall and before the audit was obtained by the Globe, Ryan released a statement saying the library trustees will meet soon, and “it is our hope to see this situation resolved swiftly and thoroughly.”

Ryan said she learned on April 10 that the Dürer engraving had been missing for almost a year, “a time gap of significant concern which will be part of the administrative investigation.”

She said she notified Rudman the next day and directed an internal search that was launched on April 13. Staff discovered during the search that the Rembrandt was missing as well.

“While still hopeful that the prints were misfiled, it was clear that the BPL may have been the victim of a crime,” Ryan said. “On Wednesday, April 15, Jeff Rudman and I contacted the office of Mayor Walsh and Commissioner Evans.”

THEY ARE GOOD STANDARDS AND SIMILAR TO OTHER INSTITUTIONS SO WHY IS THIS REPORTER CLAIMING THE SECURITY IS LAX.  A WELL PLANNED INSIDE JOB IS HARD TO STOP.

She also defended the library’s security protocols for viewing the special collections, saying they are similar to standards at other institutions nationwide.

“There is limited employee access to the print collection, and controlled public access,” she said.

The audit followed Walsh’s announcement in early 2014 that he would be ordering “performance audits” of various city agencies.

 

ALL GOOD THINGS FROM THE AUDITORS

The report credited the BPL with a number of accomplishments, including providing a breadth of services, having a strong digital team, marketing its collections of distinction, and successfully executing major construction projects.

OOH WE GOT UNION PROBLEMS IN BOSTON, WHAT A SURPRISE.

However, it also recommended 10 high-priority improvement opportunities, which included inventory management, union cooperation, prioritization and accountability, employee performance management, and fund-raising.

The report said the special collections staff focused too much on acquiring new works and not enough on protecting what the city already owns. DOUBTFUL

 

DUH!  YOU GOT 6 PEOPLE MANAGING ALL, USUAL, THESE INSTITUTIONS AREN’T GIVEN  ENOUGH MONEY TO DO THE JOB RIGHT, ANY ONE LIKE PAYING TAXES FOR GOOD STUFF OR JUST COMPLAINING ABOUT THEM?

“Staff levels are not sufficient to properly care for aging items and storage is not suited to maintaining required environmental conditions,” the review said. “Security is insufficient to protect against internal theft.”

The library has recently taken a number of steps to improve security, including a $78 million renovation project that includes significant upgrades to security, such as cameras and expanded key card access points, according to Schuler, the library spokeswoman.

 

WHA???????????????????????????????????????????????? THE DURER GOES MISSING IN JUNE 2014, THE AUDITORS DON’T FINISH TIL DECEMBER 2014, WHAT IN HECK WAS THIS MANAGER OF SYSTEMWIDE SECURITY DOING IN OCTOBER?

In October 2014, the library created a new position, the manager of systemwide security, who is tasked with updating and developing security policies across the system.

In addition, an independent firm has been hired to assess security in the library’s print department and associated collections, Schuler said.

The audit said more improvements were required and recommended a security monitoring system with live camera feeds, instead of the library’s current system that records videos at multiple locations and is only reviewed after an issue occurs.

 

The audit also said the library does not have a consolidated inventory list. SO WHAT? THAT DOESN’T PREVENT THEFT, HAVING A LIST, NOW A DOCUMENTS FILING SYSTEM MIGHT

The assessment said it is critical that the library inventory every item, estimate its value and where it is housed, and determine whether special security concerns or standards are required to view it. DUH, HOW MUCH DID THESE AUDITORS GET PAID? THIS COULD HAVE BEEN WRITTEN FOR ANY AUDIT ABOUT ANYTHING

“The significant value of some items makes increased security a high priority, particularly as it relates to protection against internal theft,” the report said. WOW MASTER OF THE OBVIOUS, AND THE MANAGER OF SYSTEMSWIDE SECURITY WAS DOING WHAT?

Rudman sounded a note of optimism, calling the library “one of the great public libraries of this country, maybe number one. We want to be the best that we can be, and the task for us is to see what we can learn from this.”

BIZARRE! MORE DURER/BOSTON LIBRARY stuff missing!

durer albrecht rembrandt sex renaissance boston public library art theft

 

HERE’S MORE OF THE CRAZINESS BEING REPORTED ABOUT WHAT ARE NOW MORE HEISTS:

FIRST THIS APPEARS: Apparently more than just valuable artwork is missing from the Boston Public Library’s archives.

A library spokeswoman says a retired employee who now volunteers told administrators last week that gold coins originally placed in the cornerstone of the main building have been missing for decades.

The spokeswoman said the library has informed police.

The coins were apparently placed in a time capsule in 1888 which was opened in the 1990s. No estimate of the coins’ value was disclosed.

 

THEN THIS GETS REPORTED-OH THOSE EMAILS:

A report of gold coins long missing from the Boston Public Library is now part of an expanding probe into the suspected theft of rare artwork at the Copley Square branch — a development Mayor Martin J. Walsh learned about only this week.

A retired library employee sent an email to the city May 22, urging investigators to look into valuable gold coins that went missing decades ago, according to a source close to the investigation.

“The mayor was made aware on Tuesday (by library brass). The mayor is very disappointed in yet another breach of security,” said Laura Oggeri, spokeswoman for Walsh.

The former employee, who was not identified, said the coins were placed in the original cornerstone of the library’s iconic McKim Building, BPL spokeswoman Melina Schuler said in a statement.

 

PERPLEXING ONLY?

“He alleged that these coins are missing from library collections,” Schuler said. “Based on his limited information, it is our estimation that these items went missing several decades ago. It is perplexing why this is only being shared now with library administrators, but we are taking this inquiry seriously.”

The library is “checking our records on the status of these items, and the Boston Police Department has been notified,” Schuler added.

The library declined to share the email because it is part of an ongoing police investigation. It was unclear why or precisely when the gold coins were placed in the cornerstone, and when they went missing.

Schuler stressed that it’s “unverified” that the coins are gone. “This is an accusation from a retired employee,” she said.

GEE, WHERE’S HITCHINGS SPOUTING OFF WHEN YOU NEED HIM-IF GOLD COINS MISSING, THEY WERE UNDER HIS WATCH

The library and its president, Amy Ryan, have been under fire since the revelation last week that two works of art — a 1504 engraving by Albrecht Durer worth $600,000 and a 1634 Rembrandt etching worth between $20,000 and $30,000 — are suspected stolen. The FBI, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Boston police anti-corruption unit are investigating.

The library’s special collections keeper, Susan L. Glover, who makes $107,000 a year, has been placed on leave. No charges have been filed.

The library also gave away its only copy of the historically significant 1800 book “The Prospect Before Us” by James T. Callender in March to a non­profit group, only to ask for it back once the group flagged it as valuable. A similar title was up for auction on eBay for $19,500, triggering the alert.

All the missing art — and the lax security that led to it — is set to be addressed at an emergency meeting of the library trustees to be held possibly next week. The session was ordered by an angry Walsh.

City Councilor Stephen J. Murphy, chairman of the public safety committee, yesterday called for Ryan’s resignation after hearing about the report of gold coins missing from the library collection. He also said library trustee board chairman Jeffrey Rudman should step down.

Walsh has called on the trustees to address Ryan’s job performance in light of the suspected thefts.

WE’VE BEEN TOLD THIS BEFORE

Library officials also admitted yesterday that some staff members knew the rare prints by the two masters were missing as far back as last June