Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Arabic Illustration

Pisces sign (constellation) with the connecting cord (stars)  appears on a 14th century C.E. illustration from an Arabic manuscript , which is dedicated to astrology, astronomy and geomancy and which was compiled by Abd al Hasan Al Isfahani. This illustration answers quite impressively the question why does the traditinal Pisces sign appear mostly with the connecting cord. 

I copied this image was from Wikimedia Commons, entry: Category: Kitab al-Bulhan; uploaded by: “Peacay”.  

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