Iconography
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Zodiac LibraSingle figureMan holding scales
Constellations Zodiac LibraWith planetsVenus (domicile)
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualSolSeated
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualLunaLuna as a woman - not in a chariot → Holding a moon
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualSaturnStanding → Not eating children, holding a sword or another weapon
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualJupiterSeated → without eagle or hawk, miscellaneous
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualJupiterStanding → without eagle or hawk, miscellaneous
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualMarsCarrying severed head
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualVenusSeated → Playing a musical instrument other than the lute
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)
Decans and paranatellontaDecans LibraThird Decan
Decans and paranatellontaDecans CyclesParis, Bibliothèque nationale de France, arabe 2583
Decans and paranatellontaFacies (or Prosopa, Planets linked to individual Decan) CyclesParis, Bibliothèque nationale de France, arabe 2583
Decans and paranatellontaFacies (or Prosopa, Planets linked to individual Decan) Libra - third Decan (Jupiter)
Flora and Fauna
AnimalsBull In astrology
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Cairo
DATE
15th century
LOCATION
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France → arab. 2583, fol. 21v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
AlbumasarBook of Nativities (Kitab al-Mawalid)
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RELATIONS
Gallica
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