Domitian (?); Zodiacal Sign of Libra

Unknownprobably 1170s

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

The Roman emperor and tyrant Domitian may be the figure introducing the calendar for the month of October. A pair of scales represents the zodiacal sign of Libra.

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  • Title: Domitian (?); Zodiacal Sign of Libra
  • 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. 8
  • Object Type: Folio
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: Ms. 64, fol. 8
  • Department: Manuscripts
  • Culture: German
  • Classification: Manuscripts