Iconography
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Zodiac TaurusWith planetsVenus (domicile)
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualLunaLuna as a woman - not in a chariot → With a moon, but not holding it in her hands
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualSaturnSeated
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualVenusRiding an animal → Riding Taurus
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualMercurySeated
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesSaturnAs Prosopon (Facies) → For Taurus (third Decan)
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesVenusDomicile (Taurus and Libra)
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesMercuryAs Prosopon (Facies) → For Taurus (first Decan)
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesLunaAs Prosopon (Facies) → For Taurus (second Decan)
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesCyclesParis, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Supplément Turc 242
Decans and paranatellontaFacies (or Prosopa, Planets linked to individual Decan) CyclesParis, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Supplément Turc 242
Decans and paranatellontaFacies (or Prosopa, Planets linked to individual Decan) Taurus - first Decan (Mercury)
Decans and paranatellontaFacies (or Prosopa, Planets linked to individual Decan) Taurus - second Decan (Luna)
Decans and paranatellontaFacies (or Prosopa, Planets linked to individual Decan) Taurus - third Decan (Saturn)
SOCIAL LIFE
Authors, scholars and philosophers
Scribes
Further details
At the top the zodiacal sign with the planet whose Domicile it is, at the bottom (from right to left) the planets who are the Faciesof the three Decans of the zodiacal sign
ARTIST/CREATOR
Osman (active c1560-1582)
DATE
1582
LOCATION
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France → Supplément turc. 242, fol. 10v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Mehmed Ibn Emir Hasan al-Sud'iMatalî' al-sa'adat
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RELATIONS
Gallica
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