Iconography
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Zodiac CancerSingle figureResembling a crab
Constellations Zodiac CancerWith planetsLuna (domicile)
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualLunaLuna as a woman - heads and busts
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualLunaLuna as a woman - not in a chariot → Holding a moon
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualVenusSeated → Playing a musical instrument other than the lute
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualMercurySeated
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesVenusAs Prosopon (Facies) → For Cancer (first Decan)
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesMercuryAs Prosopon (Facies) → For Cancer (second Decan)
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesLunaDomicile (Cancer)
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesLunaAs Prosopon (Facies) → For Cancer (third 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) Cancer - first Decan (Venus)
Decans and paranatellontaFacies (or Prosopa, Planets linked to individual Decan) Cancer - second Decan (Mercury)
Decans and paranatellontaFacies (or Prosopa, Planets linked to individual Decan) Cancer - third Decan (Luna)
Further details
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. 14v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Mehmed Ibn Emir Hasan al-Sud'iMatalî' al-sa'adat
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