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Von dem Gang des Himels und Sternen
Germany, Rhineland, second half of the 15th century
MS M.384. Fol. 031v

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Planet: Mercury -- Man, wearing hat with liripipe, raises vase (?) with right hand, and caduceus, rod with two entwined snakes, with left hand, wearing pen case and inkpot at waist. Wings are at shoulders and at ankles. Spear, bannered, inscribed with sheep (?) is behind his head; star is above his right hand.

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