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Zodiac Signs

Lexical definition
Narrow Term

Lamb

Bull

Twins

Crab

Lion

Virgin

Scales

Scorpion

Bow

Kid

Bucket

Kid and Bucket combined

Fish

See also
Helios
Sacrifice of Isaac
Sanctuary implements
Labours of the months
Four seasons
Moon
Stars
Sun
Tribes of Israel
Wheel of Fortune
Iconographical components

Number of signs

Arrangement of signs

Relation to other subjects

Signs identified by

Illustrating
The piyut by Eleazar birabi Kalir in the prayer for dew on the feast of Passover (Davidson, I,p. 236, N. 5126)
The piyut by Eleazar birabi Kalir in the prayer for rain on the feast of Sukkot (Davidson, II, p. 418, No. 3466)
Bibliography
Evelyn M. Cohen, "The Rothschild Mahzor: Its Background and Its Art," The Rothschild Mahzor, New York, 1983, pp. 41-57.
Naomi Feuchtwanger, "The Coronation of the Virgin and of the Bride," Jewish Art, 1986/87, pp.213-224.
Rachel Hachlili, "The Zodiac in Ancient Jewish Art: Representation and Significance," Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research, no. 228, 1977, pp. 61-77.
Mendel Metzger, Jewish Life In The Middle Ages, New York, pp. 14-19.
Bezalel Narkiss, Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts, p.52.
Shalom Sabar, "The Beginning and Flourishing of Ketubbah Illustration in Italy, A Study in Popular Imagery and Jewish Patronage during the 17th and 18th Centuries." Unpub. Ph.D. diss., Los Angeles, 1987, pp.178-213.
Gabrielle Sed Rajna, Le Mahzor Enlumine, Leiden, 1983.
Isaiah Sonne, "The Zodiac Theme in Ancient Synagogues and in Printed Books," Studies in Bibliography and Booklore, 1, 1953-4, pp. 3-13;
"Postscript," ibid.,pp. 82-83.
Rachel Wischnitzer, "The Beth Alpha Mosaic," Jewish Social Studies, 17, 1955, pp. 142-144.
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