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Zodiac sign of LEO in a 15th century manuscript

The zodiac sign of LEO is associated with the month of July and it is represented by a lion. In most of the standard iconographic compositions, the animal is shown standing, or else depicted seated on its haunches. The animal is usually shown in a landscape and Its tail usually curls over its body and often its mane is displayed. Being that many of the artist and illuminators responsible for these works had never seen a lion, some representations were based on cats and dogs. In the modern horoscope, the zodiac sign of LEO covers the period from about July 22 – August 23.

 

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Manuscript title: Codex Schürstab

 

Origin: Nünberg (Germany)

 

Period: 15th century

 

Image source: Zürich, Zentralbibliothek, Ms. C 54, p. 20v – Codex Schürstab (www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/zbz/C0054/20v)

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