Iconography
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Zodiac ScorpioSingle figureAs scorpion (with claws, legs and a tail)
Constellations Zodiac ScorpioWith planetsMars (domicile)
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualSolSeated
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 Dignities and debilitiesMarsDomicile (Aries and Scorpio)
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesMarsAs Prosopon (Facies) → For Scorpio (first Decan)
Decans and paranatellontaDecans ScorpioFirst 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) Scorpio - first Decan (Mars)
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Cairo
DATE
15th century
LOCATION
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France → arab. 2583, fol. 22v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
AlbumasarBook of Nativities (Kitab al-Mawalid)
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RELATIONS
Gallica
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