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Panel with Chinese Zodiac

Panel with Chinese Zodiac

Tang dynasty (618–907)

Set of Twelve Zodiac Animals

Set of Twelve Zodiac Animals

This set of animals represents the twelve-year cycle and the twelve hours of the day in the Chinese calendar. They have been associated with the calendrical cycle from the third century B.C. to the present day.... more

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.

Inkwell with twelve Zodiac medallions

Inkwell with twelve Zodiac medallions

The twelve signs of the zodiac are arranged around the surface of the vessel in groups of four, each surrounding a central medallion with a horsemen or a falconer.Virgo (al-sunbula, "ear of corn") is the only s... more

Inkwell with Zodiac Signs

Inkwell with Zodiac Signs

One of the innovations of the Khurasani metalworkers is the development of animated inscriptions, in which parts of letters are transformed into animal or human figures. Here, the tall letters of the inscriptio... more

Ewer base with Zodiac medallions

Ewer base with Zodiac medallions

The full zodiacal cycle is depicted in the twelve medallions on the facets of this vessel. Three inscriptional bands, each with a different calligraphic style, also carry traditional blessings to the owner. Pro... more

Basin with Zodiac signs and royal titles

Basin with Zodiac signs and royal titles

The bottom of this basin depicts the sun surrounded by all twelve signs on the zodiac and the seven planets of medieval belief. The titles of an unknown noble are arranged around the rim. This basin, with a m... more

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).

Flask with Zodiac Medallions

Flask with Zodiac Medallions

All twelve of the zodiac signs appear in the molded medallions on this flask. The fact that Gemini and Sagittarius appear in the center, however, suggests that it was made to commemorate a specific event, perha... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Drawings of the Zodiac

Drawings of the Zodiac

Anonymous, Netherlandish, 16th century

Portrait medal of Cardinal Francesco degli Alidosi (obverse); Jupiter and Signs of the Zodiac (reverse)

Portrait medal of Cardinal Francesco degli Alidosi (obverse); Jupiter ...

As a protégé of Pope Julius II, Francesco degli Alidosi advanced rapidly through ecclesiastical ranks, acting as a papal ambassador and commander of papal forces in wars against Venice and French invaders of It... more

Two women of the zodiac standing beneath the signs of Libra and Scorpio

Two women of the zodiac standing beneath the signs of Libra and Scorpi...

Marcantonio Raimondi (Italian, Argini (?) ca. 1480–before 1534 Bologna (?))

Two women of the zodiac standing beneath the signs of Libra and Scorpio

Two women of the zodiac standing beneath the signs of Libra and Scorpi...

Marcantonio Raimondi (Italian, Argini (?) ca. 1480–before 1534 Bologna (?))

Capricorn (section of a zodiac frieze)

Capricorn (section of a zodiac frieze)

Typically Venetian are the punched grounds against which the forms dance on these frieze sections. More sinuously elegant than reliefs by leading Venetian bronze sculptors of the generation active about 1500–15... more

Sagittarius (section of a zodiac frieze)

Sagittarius (section of a zodiac frieze)

Typically Venetian are the punched grounds against which the forms dance on these frieze sections. More sinuously elegant than reliefs by leading Venetian bronze sculptors of the generation active about 1500–15... more

Ceiling Decoration with the Four Continents and the Signs of the Zodiac

Ceiling Decoration with the Four Continents and the Signs of the Zodia...

Based on its style, this ceiling design appears to be French, dating to the late seventeenth or perhaps the beginning of the eighteenth century. Apollo, holding his attribute of the lyre, appears at center, tra... more

Zodiac Figure: Monkey

Zodiac Figure: Monkey

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Craftsman by the Twelve Sign of Zodiac

Craftsman by the Twelve Sign of Zodiac

Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861) Edo period (1615–1868)

Craftsman by the Twelve Sign of Zodiac

Craftsman by the Twelve Sign of Zodiac

Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861) Edo period (1615–1868)

Group of Zodiac Coins--Aries, Leo, Pisces, Taurus, Capricorn

Group of Zodiac Coins--Aries, Leo, Pisces, Taurus, Capricorn

Adorned with his portrait or signs of the zodiac, the coins issued by Jahangir (r. 1605–27) are a development from the epigraphic, aniconic coins issued by most Muslim rulers. His father Akbar (r. 1556–1605) ha... more

Coin with Gemini Zodiac Sign

Coin with Gemini Zodiac Sign

This coin bears a Gemini symbol found on the other objects in the collection, but it was not created for talismanic purposes. This sign instead corresponds to the month in which it was minted. In his memoirs, t... more

Twelve Animals of the Chinese Zodiac

Twelve Animals of the Chinese Zodiac

The twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac are popular decorative motifs and have been used in various media. This set, made of flawless pale green jade, must have been particularly prized during the Qing dynasty... more

Zodiac Figure: Rooster

Zodiac Figure: Rooster

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Zodiac figure: goat

Zodiac figure: goat

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

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The chaos / B. Picart, dir. ; A. Diepenbeck, fig. ; B. Picart, del. 1731.

The chaos / B. Picart, dir. ; A. Diepenbeck, fig. ; B. Picart, del. 17...

Illustration showing the heavens in chaos at the origin of the world, with constellations (including 12 signs of the zodiac), fire, clouds, and wind.

Chimneypiece: Architrave decorated with a Greek key motif and a circular fireback with figures of the zodiac (Ch. décorée d'une grecque), from Diverse Maniere d'adornare i cammini ed ogni altra parte degli edifizi...(Different Ways of ornamenting chimneypieces and all other parts of houses)

Chimneypiece: Architrave decorated with a Greek key motif and a circul...

Although Giovanni Battista Piranesi is best known for his capricious, often ruinous landscape compositions, architecture and interior design formed an important part of his theoretic and artistic life’s work. I... more