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Aquarius Constellation Linocut in Silver on Blue - Constellations of the Zodiac Collection, Aquarius the Water Bearer Star Map

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Aquarius Constellation Linocut in Silver on Blue - Constellations of the Zodiac Collection, Aquarius the Water Bearer Star Map

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  • Handmade item
  • Height: 7.5 Inches
  • Width: 9 Inches
  • Materials: ink, paper, linoleum, Japanese kozo paper, washi
  • Favorited by: 48 people
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The constellation of Aquarius the water bearer is hand-printed in silver on handmade, blue, Japanese paper. This night sky scene includes the water flowing down to Piscis Austrinus, the fish, parts of the constellations of Capricornus, Pisces and Sculptor and the dashed line of the ecliptic (or the apparent path of the Sun through the various constellations) along with the symbol ♒ and word Aquarius. There are a couple of bright galaxies or star clusters shown as circles. I printed an edition of eight prints, 9 inches by 7.5 inches (22.9 cm by 19 cm) on lovely, deep blue, handmade, Japanese kozo (or mulberry) paper with silk fibres.

The Babylonians identified this constellation with their god Enki (or Ea). Enki was the deity of crafts (gašam); mischief; water, seawater, lakewater (a, aba, ab), intelligence (gestú, literally "ear") and creation (Nudimmud: nu, likeness, dim mud, make bear). As a marine geophysicist and a maker, this sounds like my sort of myth.

The constellation overhead at a person's birth was thought to provide insight into their character and fate. Well into the Renaissance, medical doctors were expected to be trained in astrology, as it was deemed an important diagnostic tool. Though today, astronomy tells us that Sun now appears in the constellation Aquarius from February 16 to March 11 (approximately), the traditional dates which determine an Aquarius 'sun sign' are January 20 to February 19.
The constellation of Aquarius the water bearer is hand-printed in silver on handmade, blue, Japanese paper. This night sky scene includes the water flowing down to Piscis Austrinus, the fish, parts of the constellations of Capricornus, Pisces and Sculptor and the dashed line of the ecliptic (or the apparent path of the Sun through the various constellations) along with the symbol ♒ and word Aquarius. There are a couple of bright galaxies or star clusters shown as circles. I printed an edition of eight prints, 9 inches by 7.5 inches (22.9 cm by 19 cm) on lovely, deep blue, handmade, Japanese kozo (or mulberry) paper with silk fibres.

The Babylonians identified this constellation with their god Enki (or Ea). Enki was the deity of crafts (gašam); mischief; water, seawater, lakewater (a, aba, ab), intelligence (gestú, literally "ear") and creation (Nudimmud: nu, likeness, dim mud, make bear). As a marine geophysicist and a maker, this sounds like my sort of myth.

The constellation overhead at a person's birth was thought to provide insight into their character and fate. Well into the Renaissance, medical doctors were expected to be trained in astrology, as it was deemed an important diagnostic tool. Though today, astronomy tells us that Sun now appears in the constellation Aquarius from February 16 to March 11 (approximately), the traditional dates which determine an Aquarius 'sun sign' are January 20 to February 19.

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