The J. Paul Getty Museum

Domitian (?); Zodiacal Sign of Libra

Object Details

Title:

Domitian (?); Zodiacal Sign of Libra

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

German

Place:

Hildesheim, Germany (Place Created)

Date:

probably 1170s

Medium:

Tempera colors, gold leaf, silver leaf, and ink

Object Number:

Ms. 64 (97.MG.21), fol. 8

Dimensions:

Leaf: 28.2 × 18.9 cm (11 1/8 × 7 7/16 in.)

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Object Description

The Roman emperor and tyrant Domitian may be the figure introducing the calendar for the month of October. A pair of scales represents the zodiacal sign of Libra.