Iconography
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Zodiac CapricornusSingle figureAs a goat or ibex
Constellations Zodiac CapricornusWith planetsSaturn (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 IndividualSaturnKneeling or crouching
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualJupiterSeated → without eagle or hawk, miscellaneous
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualMarsFighting → With sword
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualVenusSeated → Playing a lute-like musical instrument
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualMercurySeated
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesSaturnDomicile (Capricorn and Aquarius)
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesSolAs Prosopon (Facies) → For Capricornus (third Decan)
Decans and paranatellontaDecans CapricornusThird 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) Capricornus - third Decan (Sol)
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Cairo
DATE
15th century
LOCATION
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France → arab. 2583, fol. 30v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
AlbumasarBook of Nativities (Kitab al-Mawalid)
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RELATIONS
Gallica
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