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Doctor’s folding almanac
England, ca. 1464
MS G.47 fol. 6r

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Personification: Zodiac Signs (Zodiacal Man) -- Man, with arms extended, is overlaid with figures representing the signs of the Zodiac on parts of his body: Aries (head), Taurus (neck), Cancer (breast), Gemini (arms), Leo (heart), Virgo (abdomen), Libra (lower back), Scorpio (groin), Sagittarius (thighs), Capricorn (knees), Aquarius (calves, illegible), Pisces (feet). The man is flanked by two columns of text, with scroll inscribed IMAGO SIGNORUM ET LUSE STENAS ET ... (sic), above.

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