|In Comparative Diagram 1, we see the roulette decoration on the edges of the 1696 Breviary boards, scanned at 1200dpi, click on the image to see the full enlargement. Unfortunately all these segments do not give us a complete view of this roulette which is much larger than the edges. I have copied and pasted together the parts that will give us a fuller look at this roulette (E) in the diagram below with a scale.|
|In Comparative Diagram 2, I show the Boyet roulettes A and B compared with the edge roulette E. I have detailed roulettes A and B on a previous page. It first sight you might think the edge roulette is in fact the B roulette however, when you compare them closely at 1200dpi, you see that they are probably very similar but not the same, in size and confection. The main difference being the hole in the center of the decoration that lays below the leaves as shown in the diagram below. This feature is not so pronounced in the B roulette if it ever appears at all.|
|In Comparative Diagram 3, the white arrows indicating a difference in the lower decoration with angular corners as opposed to a rounded shape in the B roulette. Thus we can be certain that roulette E is a different roulette, distinct from roulette B.|
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