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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 (

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Taken on August 8, 2012