Iconography
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Cycles SculpturesIn one image
Constellations Northern hemisphereDracoDraco inter Arctos
Constellations Zodiac CyclesSingle imageSigns - Circular diagram
Constellations Zodiac Dodekaoros
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 debilitiesMarsAs Prosopon (Facies) → For Aries (first Decan)
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesSolAs Prosopon (Facies) → For Aries (second Decan)
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesVenusAs Prosopon (Facies) → For Aries (third Decan)
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesLunaAs Prosopon (Facies) → For Libra (first Decan)
Decans and paranatellontaDecans AriesSecond Decan
Decans and paranatellontaDecans AriesThird Decan
Decans and paranatellontaFacies (or Prosopa, Planets linked to individual Decan) CyclesIn one image
Decans and paranatellontaFacies (or Prosopa, Planets linked to individual Decan) Aries - first Decan (Mars)
Decans and paranatellontaFacies (or Prosopa, Planets linked to individual Decan) Aries - second Decan (Sol)
Decans and paranatellontaFacies (or Prosopa, Planets linked to individual Decan) Aries - third Decan (Venus)
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)
Further details
So-called Tabula Bianchini: has in the centre the Draco inter Ursos, then the 12 animals of the Dodekaoros (visible are Dog next to Taurus, Serpent next to Gemini, Beetle next to Cancer, Donkey, Lion, Goat, Bull), then two circles of the Zodiac, the Decans and related Prosopa
ARTIST/CREATOR
Ancient Roman
DATE
2nd century
LOCATION
Paris, Musée du Louvre (inv. Ma 540 (uncertain))
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Franz Boll, Sphaera, Leipzig 1903, pp. 299-305
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Kress Foundation
Contact
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