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Astronomy and astrologyMiscellaneousCyclesOxford, Bodleian Library, Bodley Or. 133
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, miscellaneous
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 debilitiesSaturnAs Prosopon (Facies) → For Taurus (third Decan)
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 debilitiesMercuryAs Prosopon (Facies) → For Taurus (first Decan)
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesLunaAs Prosopon (Facies) → For Taurus (second Decan)
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesCyclesOxford, Bodleian Library, or. 133, 2v-22v
Decans and paranatellontaFacies (or Prosopa, Planets linked to individual Decan) CyclesOxford, Bodleian Library, Bodley Or. 133
Decans and paranatellontaFacies (or Prosopa, Planets linked to individual Decan) Taurus - first Decan (Mercury)
Decans and paranatellontaFacies (or Prosopa, Planets linked to individual Decan) Taurus - second Decan (Luna)
Decans and paranatellontaFacies (or Prosopa, Planets linked to individual Decan) Taurus - third Decan (Saturn)
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)
MiscellaneousOxford, Bodleian Library, or. 133
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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
Arabic
DATE
4th quarter 14th century
LOCATION
Oxford, Bodleian Library → Bodley Or. 133, fol. 5v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Al-Isfahani, Abd al-HasanBook of Wonders (Kitab al-Bulhan)
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Hamburg stamp (Bibliothek Warburg)
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