Iconography
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Zodiac SagittariusWith planetsJupiter (domicile)
Constellations Zodiac SagittariusSingle figureAs a centaur → Shooting his own tail
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 → 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 debilitiesJupiterDomicile (Pisces and Sagittarius)
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesMercuryAs Prosopon (Facies) → For Sagittarius (first 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) Sagittarius - first Decan (Mercury)
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Cairo
DATE
15th century
LOCATION
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France → arab. 2583, fol. 25v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
AlbumasarBook of Nativities (Kitab al-Mawalid)
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RELATIONS
Gallica
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