Iconography
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Zodiac CancerSingle figureResembling a crab
Constellations Zodiac CancerWith planetsLuna (domicile)
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualSaturnSeated
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualJupiterSeated → without eagle or hawk, miscellaneous
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualMarsCarrying severed head
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 debilitiesMercuryAs Prosopon (Facies) → For Cancer (second Decan)
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesLunaDomicile (Cancer)
Decans and paranatellontaDecans CancerSecond 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) Cancer - second Decan (Mercury)
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Cairo
DATE
15th century
LOCATION
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France → arab. 2583, fol. 12v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
AlbumasarBook of Nativities (Kitab al-Mawalid)
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RELATIONS
Gallica
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