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 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 musical instrument other than the lute
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualMercurySeated
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualMercuryStanding or walking → Holding a scroll
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesMercuryDomicile (Virgo and Gemini)
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesMercuryAs Prosopon (Facies) → For Virgo (third Decan)
Decans and paranatellontaDecans VirgoThird 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 - third Decan (Mercury)
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Cairo
DATE
15th century
LOCATION
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France → arab. 2583, fol. 18v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
AlbumasarBook of Nativities (Kitab al-Mawalid)
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RELATIONS
Gallica
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