Iconography
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Zodiac GeminiSingle figureAs conjoined twins
Constellations Zodiac Geminiwith planetsMercury (domicile)
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualSolSeated
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualJupiterSeated → without eagle or hawk, as a cleric or a scholar
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualMarsSeated
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualMarsCarrying severed head
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualMercuryStanding or walking → Holding a scroll
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesJupiterAs Prosopon (Facies) → For Gemini (first Decan)
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesMarsAs Prosopon (Facies) → For Gemini (second Decan)
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesSolAs Prosopon (Facies) → For Gemini (third Decan)
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesMercuryDomicile (Virgo and Gemini)
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesCyclesParis, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Supplément Turc 242
Decans and paranatellontaFacies (or Prosopa, Planets linked to individual Decan) CyclesParis, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Supplément Turc 242
Decans and paranatellontaFacies (or Prosopa, Planets linked to individual Decan) Gemini - first Decan (Jupiter)
Decans and paranatellontaFacies (or Prosopa, Planets linked to individual Decan) Gemini - second Decan (Mars)
Decans and paranatellontaFacies (or Prosopa, Planets linked to individual Decan) Gemini - third Decan (Sol)
Further details
At the top the zodiacal sign with the planet whose Domicile it is, at the bottom (from right to left) the planets who are the Faciesof the three Decans of the zodiacal sign
ARTIST/CREATOR
Osman (active c1560-1582)
DATE
1582
LOCATION
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France → Supplément turc. 242, fol. 12v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Mehmed Ibn Emir Hasan al-Sud'iMatalî' al-sa'adat
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