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Panel with Chinese Zodiac

Panel with Chinese Zodiac

Tang dynasty (618–907)

Table from BL Harley 3735, f. 15v

Table from BL Harley 3735, f. 15v

Table concerning the zodiac signs and movements of the moon in a treatise attributed to Robert Grosseteste 'Lincolniensis'. Image taken from f. 15v of Various calendarial and computistical treatises. Written in Latin.

Ewer
Tray
Zodiac wheel from BL Royal 19 C I, f. 37

Zodiac wheel from BL Royal 19 C I, f. 37

Detail of a miniature of a zodiac wheel. Image taken from f. 37 of Breviari d'Amor. Written in French (Occitan) (Provencal).

Zodiac wheel from BL Royal 19 C I, f. 37

Zodiac wheel from BL Royal 19 C I, f. 37

Miniature of a zodiac wheel. Image taken from f. 37 of Breviari d'Amor. Written in French (Occitan) (Provencal).

Libra from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 80

Libra from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 80

Detail of a miniature of a man holding scales, flanked by two other men (for the zodiac sign Libra), from a calendar page for September. Image taken from f. 80 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in ... more

Sagittarius from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 82

Sagittarius from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 82

Detail of a miniature of two centaurs with bows, aiming their arrows at nearby birds (for the zodiac sign Sagittarius), from a calendar page for November. Image taken from f. 82 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psal... more

February from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 73

February from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 73

Miniature of three men fishing in a Viking-style boat, and catching in a net a double fish (for the zodiac sign Pisces), on a calendar page for February. Image taken from f. 73 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalt... more

June from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 77

June from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 77

Miniature of two men in a boat pulling in a crab from the sea (for the zodiac sign Cancer), from a calendar page for June. Image taken from f. 77 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with Fr... more

Gemini from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 76

Gemini from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 76

Detail of a miniature of a nude man and woman holding a shield between them and flanked by trees and lions (for the zodiac sign Gemini), from a calendar page for May. Image taken from f. 76 of Psalter ('The Que... more

Pisces from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 73

Pisces from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 73

Detail of a miniature of three men fishing in a Viking-style boat, and catching in a net a double fish (for the zodiac sign Pisces), on a calendar page for February. Image taken from f. 73 of Psalter ('The Quee... more

November from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 82

November from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 82

Miniature of two centaurs with bows, aiming their arrows at nearby birds (for the zodiac sign Sagittarius), from a calendar page for November. Image taken from f. 82 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Writt... more

May from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 76

May from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 76

Miniature of a nude man and woman holding a shield between them and flanked by trees and lions (for the zodiac sign Gemini), from a calendar page for May. Image taken from f. 76 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psal... more

March from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 74

March from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 74

Detail of a miniature of shepherds with their flocks, watching two rams butting heads (for the zodiac sign Aries), on a calendar page for March. Image taken from f. 74 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Wri... more

August from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 79

August from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 79

Miniature of four women dancing, flanked by two women tending flowers (for the zodiac sign Virgo), on a calendar page for August. Image taken from f. 79 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, ... more

October from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 81

October from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 81

Miniature of two men holding a large scorpion (for the zodiac sign Scorpio), from a calendar page for October. Image taken from f. 81 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

September from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 80

September from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 80

Detail of a miniature of a man holding scales, flanked by two other men (for the zodiac sign Libra), from a calendar page for September. Image taken from f. 80 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in ... more

Virgo from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 79

Virgo from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 79

Detail of a miniature of four women dancing, flanked by two women tending flowers (for the zodiac sign Virgo), on a calendar page for August. Image taken from f. 79 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Writte... more

Cancer from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 77

Cancer from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 77

Detail of a miniature of two men in a boat pulling in a crab from the sea (for the zodiac sign Cancer), from a calendar page for June. Image taken from f. 77 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in La... more

March from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 74

March from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 74

Miniature of shepherds with their flocks, watching two rams butting heads (for the zodiac sign Aries), on a calendar page for March. Image taken from f. 74 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Lati... more

Scorpio from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 81

Scorpio from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 81

Detail of a miniature of two men holding a large scorpion (for the zodiac sign Scorpio), from a calendar page for October. Image taken from f. 81 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with Fr... more

Aquarius from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 72

Aquarius from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 72

Detail of a miniature of three men in a boat pouring water from jugs (for the zodiac sign Aquarius), on a calendar page for January. Image taken from f. 72 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Lati... more

Leo from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 78

Leo from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 78

Detail of a miniature of a man leading a lion by a chain (for the zodiac sign Leo), from the calendar for July. Image taken from f. 78 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Taurus from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 75

Taurus from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 75

Detail of a miniature of men driving oxen and bulls (for the zodiac sign Taurus), from a calendar page for April. Image taken from f. 75 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French imag... more

Capricorn from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 83

Capricorn from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 83

Detail of a miniature of goatherds and goats (for the zodiac sign Capricorn), from a calendar page for December. Image taken from f. 83 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

January from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 72

January from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 72

Miniature of three men in a boat pouring water from jugs (for the zodiac sign Aquarius), on a calendar page for January. Image taken from f. 72 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with Fren... more

April from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 75

April from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 75

Miniature of men driving oxen and bulls (for the zodiac sign Taurus), from a calendar page for April. Image taken from f. 75 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

July from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 78

July from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 78

Miniature of a man leading a lion by a chain (for the zodiac sign Leo), from the calendar for July. Image taken from f. 78 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

December from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 83

December from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 83

Miniature of goatherds and goats (for the zodiac sign Capricorn), from a calendar page for December. Image taken from f. 83 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

December from BL Eg 3277, f. 6v

December from BL Eg 3277, f. 6v

Calendar page for December, with inhabited 'KL' initials of the labour of the month, of a man killing a pig, and an illuminated roundel containing the zodiac symbol for Capricorn. Image taken from f. 6v of Psal... more

May from BL Eg 3277, f. 3

May from BL Eg 3277, f. 3

Calendar page for May, with inhabited 'KL' initials of the labour of the month, hawking in the forest, and an illuminated roundel containing the zodiac symbol for Gemini. Image taken from f. 3 of Psalter, Use o... more

November from BL Eg 3277, f. 6

November from BL Eg 3277, f. 6

Calendar page for November, with inhabited 'KL' initials of the labour of the month, of preparing for winter, and an illuminated roundel containing the zodiac symbol for Sagittarius . Image taken from f. 6 of P... more

February from BL Eg 3277, f. 1v

February from BL Eg 3277, f. 1v

Calendar page for February, with inhabited 'KL' initials of the labour of the month, of a man digging, and an illuminated roundel containing the zodiac symbol for Pisces. Image taken from f. 1v of Psalter, Use ... more

June from BL Eg 3277, f. 3v

June from BL Eg 3277, f. 3v

Calendar page for June, with inhabited 'KL' initials of the labour of the month, of a man harvesting the hay, and an illuminated roundel containing the zodiac symbol for Cancer. Image taken from f. 3v of Psalte... more

July from BL Eg 3277, f. 4

July from BL Eg 3277, f. 4

Calendar page for July, with inhabited 'KL' initials of the labour of the month, of a man harvesting the wheat, and an illuminated roundel containing the zodiac symbol for Leo. Image taken from f. 4 of Psalter,... more

August from BL Eg 3277, f. 4v

August from BL Eg 3277, f. 4v

Calendar page for August, with inhabited 'KL' initials of the labour of the month, of a man threshing the wheat, and an illuminated roundel containing the zodiac symbol for Virgo. Image taken from f. 4v of Psal... more

January from BL Eg 3277, f. 1

January from BL Eg 3277, f. 1

Calendar page for January, with inhabited 'KL' initials of the labour of the month, a man warming by the fire, and an illuminated roundel containing the zodiac symbol for Aquarius. Image taken from f. 1 of Psal... more

October from BL Eg 3277, f. 5v

October from BL Eg 3277, f. 5v

Calendar page for October, with inhabited 'KL' initials of the labour of the month, of a man sowing the wine, and an illuminated roundel containing the zodiac symbol for Scorpio. Image taken from f. 5v of Psalt... more

September from BL Eg 3277, f. 5

September from BL Eg 3277, f. 5

Calendar page for September, with inhabited 'KL' initials of the labour of the month, of a man harvesting the grapes, and an illuminated roundel containing the zodiac symbol for Libra. Image taken from f. 5 of ... more

April from BL Eg 3277, f. 2v

April from BL Eg 3277, f. 2v

Calendar page for April, with inhabited 'KL' initials of the labour of the month, a woman celebrating the arrival of Spring, and an illuminated roundel containing the zodiac symbol for Taurus. Image taken from ... more

March from BL Eg 3277, f. 2

March from BL Eg 3277, f. 2

Calendar page for March, with inhabited 'KL' initials of the labour of the month, trimming the vines, and an illuminated roundel containing the zodiac symbol for Aries. Image taken from f. 2 of Psalter, Use of ... more

Zodiac man from BL Eg 2188, f. 10

Zodiac man from BL Eg 2188, f. 10

Pen-drawing of a zodiac man. Image taken from f. 10 of Lectionary, with a calendar, and readings for Sundays and weekdays. Written in Dutch.

Venus met sterrenbeeld Weegschaal en Stier in architecturale omlijsting

Venus met sterrenbeeld Weegschaal en Stier in architecturale omlijstin...

De godin Venus als personificatie van de planeet Venus met als attribuut een grote pijl en blancerend op een bal in haar hand staat de god van de liefde Amor met pijl en boog.. Bij haar voeten liggen de sterren... more

Saturnus met sterrenbeelden Waterman en Steenbok in architecturale omlijsting

Saturnus met sterrenbeelden Waterman en Steenbok in architecturale oml...

De god Saturnus als personificatie van de planeet Saturnus met zijn attributen, een sikkel en een slang die zichzelf in de staart bijt. De god houdt zijn zoon vast om hem te verslinden. Bij zijn voeten zijn de ... more

Mars met sterrenbeelden Schorpioen en Ram in architecturale omlijsting

Mars met sterrenbeelden Schorpioen en Ram in architecturale omlijsting

De god Mars als personificatie van de planeet Mars gekleed in wapenrusting. Bij zijn voeten liggen de sterrenbeelden Schorpioen en Ram, zijn planetenkinderen. Hij staat op een voetstuk in een architecturale oml... more

Jupiter met sterrenbeelden Boogschutter en Vissen

Jupiter met sterrenbeelden Boogschutter en Vissen

De god Jupiter als personificatie van de planeet Jupiter met als attributen een kroon op zijn hoofd en een scepter in zijn hand. Bij zijn voeten liggen de sterrenbeelden Boogschutter en Vissen, zijn planetenkin... more

Mercurius met sterrenbeelden Maagd en Tweelingen in een architecturale omlijsting

Mercurius met sterrenbeelden Maagd en Tweelingen in een architecturale...

De god Mercurius als personificatie van de planeet Mercurius met verschillende attributen. Hij blaast op een baziun en hij houdt een gevleugelde staf met twee slangen vast (caduceus). Op zijn hoofd draagt hij e... more

Du Temps

Du Temps

Medieval time wheel with twelve signs of zodiac; activities, usually related to plants or planting, for each month of the year; and center scene of woman in summer above man in winter. Illus. and text in: De pr... more

Drawings of the Zodiac

Drawings of the Zodiac

Anonymous, Netherlandish, 16th century

Astrologie

Astrologie

Personificatie van de Astrologie. Een vrouw, zittend op een rotsblok en in haar hand een staf met een doek er omheen geknoopt. Naast haar een bol met de sterrenbeelden en een schedel.

Astrologie

Astrologie

Personificatie van de Astrologie. Een vrouw, zittend op een rotsblok en in haar hand een staf met een doek er omheen geknoopt. Naast haar een bol met de sterrenbeelden en een schedel. Een kopie in spiegelbeeld.

Astrologie

Astrologie

Personificatie van de Astrologie. Een vrouw, zittend op een rotsblok en in haar hand een staf met een doek er omheen geknoopt. Naast haar een bol met de sterrenbeelden en een schedel. Een kopie in spiegelbeeld.

April

April

Wandtapijt met edelman en edelvrouw te paard; daarboven Flora. Hieromheen een dierenriem met de twaalf sterrenbeelden, doorlopen door de planeten; de tekens worden afgewisseld door vrouwen met zandlopers die de... more

Mercurius

Mercurius

Mercurius, een helm met vleugels op het hoofd en een staf met twee slangen in de rechterhand. In de lucht de twee sterrenbeelden Maagd en Tweelingen.