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Gemini f. 4 | Psalter with Old English gloss, the Psalms preceded by a calendar and compotus material | England | 1099 | British Library | Record #: Arundel 60

But supposing you are lucky, having run the gauntlet of twin birth, its association with sickness and the unnatural, and we see mother and children survive.

Pisces f. 2v | Psalter with Old English gloss, the Psalms preceded by a calendar and compotus material | England | 1099 | British Library | Record #: Arundel 60

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Libra f. 6 | Psalter with Old English gloss, the Psalms preceded by a calendar and compotus material | England | 1099 | British Library | Record #: Arundel 60

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Psalter, England, 3Q 11C probably after 1073.  Arundel 60 f. 4v Cancer

A detail depicting the zodiacal sign of Cancer, the crab, from an eleventh-century English calendar and psalter; (Arundel 60 f.

Taurus f. 3v | Psalter with Old English gloss, the Psalms preceded by a calendar and compotus material | England | 1099 | British Library | Record #: Arundel 60

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Aries f.3 | Psalter with Old English gloss, the Psalms preceded by a calendar and compotus material | England | 1099 | British Library | Record #: Arundel 60

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Libra

detail: medallion with the zodiac sign of Libra (Moznayim), in the Prayer for rain (Tefilat ha-geshem, Davidson vol. recited on Shemini Atzeret. Origin:Germany, S. (area of Lake Constance)

A detail from the twelfth-century English Shaftesbury Psalter showing the zodiacal sign of Libra personified as a leaping man holding the scales that symbolise Libra; (Lansdowne 383 f.7). (British Library)

A detail from the twelfth-century English Shaftesbury Psalter showing the zodiacal sign of Libra personified as a leaping man holding the scales that symbolise Libra;

Medallion of the zodiac sign of Aries (Taleh), in the Prayer for rain (Tefilat ha-geshem, Davidson vol. 2, no. 3466) recited on Shemini Atzeret. Author: Joseph Kara, Title:	Festival prayer book for Shavuot (Feast of Weeks) and Sukkot (Feast of the Tabernacles), German rite (aka the 'Tripartite Mahzor' ) including biblical readings: The Book of Ruth and the Book of Ecclesiastes with Joseph Kara's commentary, Origin: Germany, S. (area of Lake Constance) Date	ca. 1322

Medallion of the zodiac sign of Aries (Taleh), in the Prayer for rain (Tefilat ha-geshem, Davidson vol. recited on Shemini Atzeret. Origin: Germany, S. (area of Lake Constance)

Sagittarius

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An example of Dry Point Ruling made by a hard instrument.  Psalter with Old English gloss, the Psalms preceded by a calendar.  England S (Winchester) probably after 1073. Arundel MS 60, f.4. Free of known copyright restrictions. http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/ILLUMINBig.ASP?size=big&IllID=2639

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Romanesque Icon of St Martin and the Beggar - egg tempera and gold leaf on gessoed panel

Une des scènes peintes sur la voûte de la nef de l'église abbatiale de Saint-Savin : La construction de la Tour de Babel. © Région Poitou-Charentes, inventaire du patrimoine culturel / J. Bonneau, 2013.

Une des scènes peintes sur la voûte de la nef de l'église abbatiale de Saint-Savin : La construction de la Tour de Babel. © Région Poitou-Charentes, inventaire du patrimoine culturel / J. Bonneau, 2013.

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Aquarius

Detail: medallion with the zodiac sign of Aquarius (Deli), in the Prayer for rain (Tefilat ha-geshem, Davidson vol. recited on Shemini Atzeret. Origin:Germany, S. (area of Lake Constance)

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