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Zodiac Man. Middle Ages. This manuscript page shows Zodiac Man, with the signs of the zodiac shown on the areas of the body they were thought to govern (from top: Aries, Taurus, Scorpio, Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Cancer, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces). The Macrocosm and Microcosm were central to medieval astrology. The Gothic script (in Latin and German) is on vellum in black and red ink. This manuscript is part of a collection of pages that were published in southern Germany in around 1410.
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