Zodiac sign of AQUARIUS in a 15th century manuscript
The zodiac sign of AQUARIUS is associated with the month of January and it is represented by the water carrier. In most of the standard medieval iconographic compositions, the water carrier is represented by a single man or a woman, standing or seated, holding one or two vases from which water pours. Usually set in a landscape, the figure is sometimes immersed in a lake, into which he/she pours the water from the vase. The vase is always Classical in form, and in some cases the water flows away from the figure instead of vertically. In some depictions, the figure of the water carrier is represented by a genderless figure which perhaps resembles to a child. In the modern horoscope the zodiac sign of AQUARIUS covers the period from about 20 January until 18 February.
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Manuscript title: Codex Schürstab
Origin: Nürnberg (Germany)
Period: 15th century
Image source: Zürich, Zentralbibliothek, Ms. C 54, p. 5v – Codex Schürstab (www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/zbz/C0054/5v)