Obj. ID: 1110
Sacred and Ritual Objects Redemption Plate (Vienna, 1824) - Zodiac Signs
To the main object: Redemption Plate (Vienna, 1824)
The signs of the zodiac are depicted within medallions progressing in a counter-clockwise direction, commencing with the sign of the Lamb in the right upper part of the circle.
The sign Lamb is depicted as a ram, with raised horns and fat tail.
The sign Bull is depicted as a bull with curved horns and a lowered tail, standing, facing right (figure 3).
The sign Twins is represented as a couple sitting on chairs facing each other holding hands (figure 4).
The sign Crab is depicted as an insect with pincers, seen from above (figure 5).
The sign Lion is depicted as a lion standing with a raised tail.
The sign Virgin is represented by a woman sitting on a chair holding a parasol in one hand.
The sign Scales is depicted as a set of scales with balanced dishes.
The sign Scorpion is depicted as a scorpion with a sharp, curved tail and large pincers, seen from above.
The sign Bow is depicted as a naked archer holding a stretched bow with an arrow (figure 10).
The sign Kid is depicted as a goat with a beard and horns.
The sign Bucket is represented as a man drawing water from a well. The bucket is hung on the well.
The sign Fish is depicted as a pair of fish, one above the other, facing opposite directions.
Left: The hallmark consists of the letters D.K. within a rectangular frame.