A Youth; Zodiacal Sign of Sagittarius

Unknownprobably 1170s

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The Stammheim Missal calendar culminates with the month of December. Here an unidentified youth appears in bust form holding the circular diagram indicating the hours of daylight and darkness in a typical day in this month. The zodiacal sign of Sagittarius, the archer, appears in the middle of the page.

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  • Title: A Youth; Zodiacal Sign of Sagittarius
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: probably 1170s
  • Location Created: Hildesheim, Germany
  • Physical Dimensions: Leaf: 28.2 x 18.9 cm (11 1/8 x 7 7/16 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Tempera colors, gold leaf, silver leaf, and ink on parchment
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. 64, fol. 9
  • Object Type: Folio
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: Ms. 64, fol. 9
  • Department: Manuscripts
  • Culture: German
  • Classification: Manuscripts


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