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MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Zodiac LibraSingle figurePair of scales
Constellations Zodiac LibraWith planetsVenus (domicile)
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualLunaLuna as a woman - not in a chariot → Holding a moon
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualSaturnSeated
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualJupiterSeated → without eagle or hawk, miscellaneous
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualVenusSeated → Not playing a musical instrument
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesSaturnAs Prosopon (Facies) → For Libra (second Decan)
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesJupiterAs Prosopon (Facies) → For Libra (third Decan)
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesVenusDomicile (Taurus and Libra)
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesLunaAs Prosopon (Facies) → For Libra (first Decan)
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) Libra - first Decan (Luna)
Decans and paranatellontaFacies (or Prosopa, Planets linked to individual Decan) Libra - second Decan (Saturn)
Decans and paranatellontaFacies (or Prosopa, Planets linked to individual Decan) Libra - third Decan (Jupiter)
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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. 20v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Mehmed Ibn Emir Hasan al-Sud'iMatalî' al-sa'adat
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