This instrument is clear evidence of the links between the astrolabe and astrology. On one side is an astrolabe for a single latitude, and on the other an astrological volvelle, used to find the positions of planets and other celestial bodies, especially in relation to the traditional astrological houses.
The god Mithra wearing a crown of sun rays; It seems that the ancients themselves did not divorce the eastern roots of Mithraism, as exemplified also by the remarks of Dio Cassius, who related that in 66 AD/CE the king of Armenia, Tiridates, visited Rome. Cassius states that the dignitary worshipped Mithra; yet, he DOES NOT indicate any distinction between the ARMENIAN'S religion and ROMAN MITHRAISM.
Inspired by ancient astronomy armillary spheres. Oversized oval fixtures are new additions to the stunning Equinox collection. Eight-light candelabra pendant is ideal for linear installations over a farmhouse table, dining room setting or kitchen island. Available in Burnished Silver or Antique Bronze finishes
The “Emperor’s Astronomy” (Petrus Apianus, 1495-1552) is one of the great masterpieces of sixteenth-century printing, and also one of the top-ten in my personal digital collection. I found the codex a couple of months ago, when I was looking for “volvelles” (or wheel chart, which is a paper slide chart with rotating parts used mainly in ancient astronomy treatises, introduced by Persian astronomer Abu Rayhan Biruni).