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The Housebook Master
Middle Rhenish, active c. 1465/1500
Jupiter and His Children, from The Housebook, 1475-1485
pen and ink with watercolor and metal leaf
Collection of the Princes of Waldburg-Wolfegg


detail images

Planets: Jupiter

Jupiter, accompanied by Sagittarius and Pisces, has a benevolent effect on his children whom The Housebook text describes as wise and virtuous in every respect. Good-natured and blessed with sunny dispositions, they have radiant complexions and are well-dressed. Those born under Jupiter's sway excel in the legal and academic professions. They also love to hunt and are highly skilled at archery.

Related Works
1. The Housebook Master, Aristotle and Phyllis
2. The Housebook Master (?), Stag Hunt, from The Housebook
3. The Housebook Master, Stag Hunt
4. German 16th Century, Broadside: An Invitation to an Arms Competition
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