Augustus Caesar; Zodiacal Sign of Leo

Unknownprobably 1170s

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The month of August, named after Roman emperor Augustus Caesar, features him beneath the arch. The important feast days celebrating Saint Lawrence, the Assumption of the Virgin, and Saint Bartholomew, each marked in large capital letters written in alternating colors, fall in this month.

A lion appears as the zodiacal sign of Leo.

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  • Title: Augustus Caesar; Zodiacal Sign of Leo
  • 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. 7
  • Object Type: Folio
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: Ms. 64, fol. 7
  • Department: Manuscripts
  • Culture: German
  • Classification: Manuscripts