Monday, December 8, 2014

Medieval Maths

I know these are probably actually depictions of parts of the sun and moon going dark during the Apocalypse of John, but I like to pretend they're from Medieval books on fractions.

The three illustrations likely all come from different copies of the same book (that is, the Beatus manuscripts,) but the last is obviously by a different artist.

Overall, these seem a bit of an overly literal interpretation of passages I always took to indicate the progress of an eclipse.

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