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Von dem Gang des Himels und Sternen
Germany, Rhineland, second half of the 15th century
MS M.384. Fol. 028v

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Planet: Saturn -- Man, wearing woven straw hat, crutch under right arm, raises with right hand, scimitar and spear, bannered, inscribed with boar. Bird perches on end of the spear. With right hand, man holds loop of rope encircling eight-sided (?) dice. He wears short, ragged tunic with bandage or brace on right knee; right leg is bleeding. Scales are next to him. All enclosed in medallion marked with star.

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