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MAGIC & SCIENCE
Divination and prophecy
Oracle books (Losb├╝cher)Oxford, Bodleian Library, Digby 46
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Northern hemisphereSerpens
Constellations Zodiac AriesSingle figureWithout a ring around its body
Constellations Zodiac TaurusSingle figureBull whole
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualVenusHeads, busts and half-figures
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualMercuryHeads, busts and half-figures
Planets Represented as planetary deities CyclesCycles of sevenMultiple images - Manuscripts → Oxford, Bodleian Library, Digby 46
Flora and Fauna
BirdsMagpie
BirdsChicken, Hen, Cock
BirdsSparrow
BirdsSwallow
Further details
Second page of a table combining planets, zodiacal signs and some other constellations with birds in an Oracle Book: here the planets Venus and Mercury and the constellations Serpent, Aries and Taurus with a swallow, a sparrow, a magpie, an unidentified bird, and a cock
ARTIST/CREATOR
English
DATE
4th quarter 14th century
LOCATION
Oxford, Bodleian Library → Digby 46 , fol. 78v
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RELATIONS
Bodleian Library
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