Hydra constellations, 1829 C016/4412
Hydra constellations. 19th-century map of stars and constellations from the celestial atlas Sozviezdiia Predstavlennyia na XXX Tablitsakh (1829) by Kornelius Reissig, an Associate Member of the Russian Academy Sciences in St. Petersburg. The title translates as: Presentation of constellations in 30 tables'. This was the earliest Russian star atlas, and was based on earlier work by Bode (1806) and Flamsteed (1776). The constellations are labelled in Cyrillic, represented by mythological figures and animals. This is Plate 26, showing the constellations of Hydra (female water snake), Sextens (sextant), Antlia (air pump), Felis (cat), and Pyxis (mariner's compass)
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Winged deity, c.1300 BC (bronze, gold)
3704117 Winged deity, c.1300 BC (bronze, gold) by Hittite, (13th century BC); 4 high cm; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA; (add.info.: This figurine from Anatolia belongs to a group of miniature representations of Hittite deities (including the weather god, sun goddess and war gods) made of bronze, gold and silver, possibly amulets to be worn or votive dedications to be placed in shrines. Among Hittite texts are lists of offerings to deities during local festivals, which include small statuettes, some described as winged and holding hieroglyphic symbols.
Could be the god Pirinki/ar, a deity associated with the winged divinity Ishtar.
); Turkish, out of copyright
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Novella in Decretales: beginning of Book V, De accusationibus
5938149 Novella in Decretales: beginning of Book V, De accusationibus, inquisitionibus et denuntiationibus.a. c.1355-65 (parchment) by Italian School, (14th century); 44.7x27.5 (page); 35.0x19.2 (text) cm; Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, UK; (add.info.: Iohannes Andreae (Giovanni d'Andrea); NicolA² di Giacomo di Nascimbene, attributed; Bartoli, Bartolomeo dei, scribe); A© Fitzwilliam Museum ; Italian, out of copyright
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