Iconography
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Zodiac CancerSingle figureResembling a lobster
Constellations Zodiac ScorpioSingle figureAs scorpion (with claws, legs and a tail)
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualSaturnStanding → Not eating children, holding a sickle or a scythe, not on crutches
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualMarsStanding
Planets Represented as planetary deities Eclipses and conjunctions between planetsMars and Saturn - 1475 or 1485-1486
Further details
This woodcut was probably made for a (lost) astrological pamphlet, it was then re-used several times. If the constellation is Cancer it may date from 1475, when Mars and Saturn had a conjunction in Cancer in September, if it is Scorpio, from 1485-1486, when the planet met in Scorpio in December
ARTIST/CREATOR
Zwolle
DATE
1475 - 1486
LOCATION
n/a
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Sallust (C. Sallustius Crispus)Bellum Catiliniorum Sallustii, Zwolle (van Os), s.a. (1493-1496), fol. B2a
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Ina Rok, Woodcuts in Incunabula printed in the Low Countries, vol. 1, Houten 2013, p. 350f., no. 146
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RELATIONS
Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Kress Foundation
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