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Drawing Of The Zodiac Symbol Of Aquarius, In Philippe De Thaon, Bestiary

Drawing Of The Zodiac Symbol Of Aquarius, In Philippe De Thaon, Bestiary

Medium: Ink on vellum

Date: 1160

Shelfmark: Cotton MS Nero A V

Item number: f.5r

Length: 16.1

Width: 11.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

Philippe's poem concerns not only animals, but also calendrical and computistical material, including the signs of the zodiac, the year, the months, phases of the moon, etc. The scribe of this manuscript left spaces for illustrations of all twelve of the zodiac signs, some of which were sketched in, but only the first, depicting the water-carrier, Aquarius, was executed in ink.

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