Thursday, February 1, 2018

Calendar page for February - the month for staying warm

Clear away Vines

Celebrate Aquarius (and more) The zodiac sign associated with this month is Aquarius, based on the constellation that is said to look like a water carrier. Below, Aquarius is depicted standing on one foot, supported by a staff. He pours out a jug of water. The artist has cleverly posed him so his arm curves around a flaw in the parchment. However, these details are a little difficult to discern, because this manuscript was damaged in the Cotton fire of 1731. In particular, the heat warped the image as the edges of the parchment shrunk.

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1 comment:

Carla Ives said...

I thought January was the month for staying warm here in New Jersey! However, on February 3rd, we are back in the deep freeze.