Iconography
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Zodiac VirgoSingle figureWith ear(s) of corn (Spica) → Cutting corn with a sickle
Constellations Zodiac VirgoWith planetsMercury (domicile)
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 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 debilitiesVenusAs Prosopon (Facies) → For Virgo (second Decan)
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesMercuryDomicile (Virgo and Gemini)
Decans and paranatellontaDecans VirgoSecond 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) Virgo - second Decan (Venus)
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Cairo
DATE
15th century
LOCATION
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France → arab. 2583, fol. 17v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
AlbumasarBook of Nativities (Kitab al-Mawalid)
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RELATIONS
Gallica
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