A Youth; Zodiacal Sign of Aries

Unknownprobably 1170s

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

An unidentified bust of a youth appears beneath the arch for the month of April in the Stammheim Missal's calendar. When compared to that on the previous page, the circular diagram he presents shows the increasing proportion of lightness to darkness for this month. The zodiacal sign of Aries, the ram, decorates the middle of the page.


  • Title: A Youth; Zodiacal Sign of Aries
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: probably 1170s
  • Location Created: Hildesheim, Germany
  • Physical Dimensions: Leaf: 28.2 × 18.9 cm (11 1/8 × 7 7/16 in.)
  • Type: Folio
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Tempera colors, gold leaf, silver leaf, and ink on parchment
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 97.MG.21.5
  • Culture: German
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. 64, fol. 5
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Manuscripts (Documents)

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