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Name

Is she really called Mirabile Visu? From this image, I think I can make out "Sakndenberg" on the right side of the portrait, which, to me, sounds more like a surname than "Visu". Also, couldn't "mirable visu" be something like an epitaph referring to her beauty? --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 11:48, September 15, 2009 (UTC)

Many surnames in the HP series aren't found in the real world and seem to have been invented as puns. However, "Sakndenberg" is on the left side of the portrait, which supports the theory that it, and not Visu, is her surname, as English is read left-to-right. The text before "Sakndenberg" is apparently "Eoessa" - it zooms in on this part of the portrait at the end of the Quest of Sir Cadogan feature, but as I don't have my DVDs with me at the moment, I can't take a picture of it. Starstuff (Owl me!) 19:18, November 2, 2009 (UTC)
I found this character's name inscribed on the wood paneling in Trelawney's classroom in the PoA film. However, in that image, the spelling of her name is "Skanderberg," not "Sakndenberg." Starstuff (Owl me!) 17:09, November 24, 2009 (UTC)
  • I suspect that the form "Sakndenberg" continues an old typo by whoever in the film prop-makers made the page with the name on. The name Skanderberg looks like a slight change to the real-world name Skanderbeg. AnthonyAppleyard 05:41, May 20, 2010 (UTC)
  • "mirabile visu" is a Latin expression meaning "wonderful to behold". Anthony Appleyard 05:01, August 8, 2010 (UTC)

Date of Death

There seems to be a date of birth and death on this portrait, and I seem to be able to make out "1515" for the death. --Parodist 23:00, September 17, 2009 (UTC)

Yes, I had already seen that, but I cannot make out the text immediately before 1515... --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 23:03, September 17, 2009 (UTC)
I found a higher quality version of her portrait. The text between her name and motto actually says, "Anno 1503," and as anno means "in the year" in Latin,[1] it presumably indicates the portrait was painted in 1503. Starstuff (Owl me!) 09:16, January 4, 2010 (UTC)

Move?

  • Move this page to Eoessa Skandenberg? How much evidence is there for each spelling? Anthony Appleyard 05:06, August 8, 2010 (UTC)

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