Iconography
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Zodiac CapricornusSingle figureAs a goat or ibex
Constellations Zodiac CapricornusWith planetsSaturn (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 IndividualVenusSeated → Playing a lute-like musical instrument
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualMercurySeated
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesSaturnDomicile (Capricorn and Aquarius)
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesMarsAs Prosopon (Facies) → For Capricornus (second Decan)
Decans and paranatellontaDecans CapricornusSecond 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) Capricornus - second Decan (Mars)
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Cairo
DATE
15th century
LOCATION
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France → arab. 2583, fol. 29v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
AlbumasarBook of Nativities (Kitab al-Mawalid)
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RELATIONS
Gallica
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